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    Fossil Butte

    National Monument Wyoming

Permits

Many activities including gatherings, scientific research, and commercial filming in Fossil Butte National Monument require a permit. The purpose of these permits is to ensure the protection of the park's natural and cultural resources, as well as to minimize conflicts between park visitors and your guests.

Filming Permit (114kb PDF file)

Special Use Permit (46kb PDF file)

Research Permit

Did You Know?

Diplomystus dentatus, NPS photo of Fossil Country Museum specimen

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.