Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Fossil Butte National Monument is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
Two hundred and five pre-school, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth grade students participated in several activities during fall field trips to Fossil Butte National Monument, and fifty two second grade students were visited in their classrooms. The fossilization game, fossil relay, fossil preparation demonstrations and ranger led tours and hikes introduced these students to the amazing fossil story told here. Read more
Five 22-year old exhibits at Fossil Butte National Monument were updated in October 2013. Content was revised by monument staff with attention to professional look and quality. The update corrected several scientific inaccuracies, added 54 fossils to the exhibits and introduced interpretive themes that were previously lacking including fry and fingerlings, traces fossils and predator-prey, to name a few. Read more
Did You Know?
Railroad workers played a major role in the discovery of fossils from the Green River Formation. In the late 1860's, Union Pacific workers uncovered the first major fossil fish beds (Lake Gosiute) near the town of Green River, Wyoming.