• 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.

Did You Know?

Picture of fossil maple seed

Some of the fossil plants found at Florissant fossil beds, like this maple seed, may have relatives that still live in Colorado.