• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

Fire Management

The fire and fuels management program at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument tries to protect ecosystems and communities. This critical work is accomplished by restoring fire's natural role in the environment and by reducing hazardous fuels.

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One of the most common fossils found in the Florissant Formation include leaves from Fagopsis, which is an extinct member of the beech family. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn