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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon



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April 29, 2013
Statement on the Effects of Sequestration at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument was required by “sequestration” to reduce its annual budget by five percent. For John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, this amounts to a reduction of approximately $80,000 from a budget of $1,600,000.

March 12, 2013
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Tourism Creates $7,303,000 in Local Economic Benefit
Part of $30 billion impact that supports 252,000 jobs nationwide

March 05, 2013
World’s Oldest Fisher Found at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Between 7.05 and 7.3 million years old, this find is more than 5 million years earlier than other records of fishers in North America.

January 09, 2013
Climbing Dogs and Sprinting Sabertooths: Limb Structure Reveals Locomotion of Extinct Carnivores
New study reveals link between carnivore limb structure and locomotion, revealing how early dogs and saber-toothed animals might have lived.

September 13, 2011
North America's Earliest Beaver Discovered
A new fossil find represents the earliest record of living beavers (Castor) in North America. A pair of teeth was found on Bureau of Land Management land near Dayville, Oregon, a discovery that is a result of an ongoing partnership between the BLM and the National Park Service allowing for the cooperative management and protection of eastern Oregon’s paleontological resources. These teeth come from the Rattlesnake Formation and are between 7 and 7.3 million years old.

June 07, 2011
Fossil Beds Now Free From Fossil Fuels
A Polaris EV LSV, on loan to the park for a year, is the latest addition to a green energy revolution taking place in a remote site at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Did You Know?

Crocodiles in oregon?

Fossils from the Clarno Unit show that 44 million years ago, in what is now a near desert in Oregon, crocodiles and palm trees flourished.