Natural Features & Ecosystems

Nature and Science
View of the Florissant valley with a massive petrified redwood in the foreground

Cliff and Jean Dickey

The natural features at Florissant Fossil Beds are a showcase for the geologic history of the area. Beneath the ground are diverse fossils and interesting geological formations. The Monument lies within the montane life zone with its unique plants and animals.
The Fire Management program is designed to revitalize this ecosystem.

Last updated: February 12, 2017

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