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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Laws & Policies

On this page you will find laws and policies directly related to Dinosaur National Monument.

 

1915 Presidential Proclamation
This proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson established the original 80-acre national monument to protect the Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry. download adobe pdf…

 

1938 Presidential Proclamation
This proclamation by President Franklin D Roosevelt expanded the monument boundaries by adding portions of the Green and Yampa rivers. download adobe pdf…

 

Superintendent's Compendium
Visit this page to find the most recent version of the Superintendent's Compendium which details and monument-specific designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions.

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.