Exhibit Installation May 14 - 22
New exhibits will be installed in the new visitor center May 14 - 22. Access to the park film and exhibits may be reduced. You may want to consider visiting after May 23 if you schedule permits. The park remains open every day from 9am - 5pm.
The National Park Service (NPS) mission is to protect and preserve the lands it manages for the enjoyment of future generations. Guided by this mandate, the fire management program focuses on restoring and maintaining natural processes associated with fire, while protecting human life and property. To help in achieving these long-term goals, the NPS has a comprehensive fire management program including hazardous fuels reduction, prescribed fire, wildland fire for resource benefit, and wildland fire suppression. The following policies guide the NPS in their fire management activities.
NPS Directors Order 18 - Wildland Fire Management (DO-18) 1998
NPS Reference Manual 18 - Wildland Fire Management 1999
NPS Management Policies 2006
National Fire Plan 2000
Did You Know?
Up to 1,500 different kinds of fossil insects have been found in the Florissant Fossil Beds making it one of the most diverse insect fossil sites in the world.