• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Invasive Plant Management

Documents related to Management of Invasive Plants in Dinosaur National Monument

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Invasive Plant Management Plan
This represents National Park Service approval that the Monument's approach to invasive plant management, as outlined in the plan, should have no significant negative impact on park resources.

Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment
This is the complete analysis of the Monument's plan to control invasive, non-native plants that threaten the park's natural and cultural resources.

 
 

Dinosaur National Monument Northern Tamarisk Beetle (Diorhabda carinulata) Biological Control Project (Adobe pdf 3.5 MB)
The northern tamarisk beetle (Diorhabda carinulata) was released at several locations along the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument during 2006 and 2007, for biological control of invasive exotic tamarisk (Tamarix spp.), also known as "saltcedar." This report documents observations of beetle activity made prior to the initiation of the monument-wide monitoring program, as well as the results gathered by the formal monitoring program during 2008–2010.

Did You Know?

Photo of paleontologist Earl Douglass.

Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.