Natural Features & Ecosystems
At Fossil Butte National Monument and 15 other national park units, the Northern Colorado Plateau Network conducts long-term inventory, monitoring, analysis, and reporting on key park resources to assess the condition of park ecosystems and develop a stronger scientific basis for stewardship and management of natural resources. In cooperation with park staff, the network monitors climate, invasive exotic plants, land surface phenology, landbirds, and landscape dynamics at the monument.
Did You Know?
Sagebrush, common in southwest Wyoming, is critical to the survival of pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, and pygmy rabbits.