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August 15, 2016
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Celebrates the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service
Join the staff of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument on August 25th, 2016 as they celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service. A full day of events is planned at the Sheep Rock Unit of the monument, home to the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center.

August 10, 2016
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Presents Bats!
Join Ecologist Tom Rodhouse and Ranger Shelley Buranek on Saturday August 13, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM for Bats! a program at the Clarno Unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

April 21, 2016
Tourism to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument creates $10,759,100 in Economic Benefits
Report shows visitor spending supports 141 jobs in local economy

March 30, 2016
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Recruiting Youth Conservation Corps Members
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will sponsor an 8-week long Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program this summer. Youths 15 to 18 are encouraged to apply, provided that they do not reach their 19th birthday before August 5, 2016.

March 30, 2016
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Environmental Assessment for Proposed Clarno Ranger Station Released for Public Comment
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument released an environmental assessment (EA) for a proposed ranger station/office in the Clarno Unit of the monument. Public comments will be accepted until April 10, 2016

May 28, 2015
Road Construction Planned at John Day Fossil Beds
The Federal Highways Administration and their contractors will be working on paved parking lots and paved roads at the Sheep Rock and Clarno Units of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. This will not affect any US or Oregon Highways that pass through the monument.

May 26, 2015
Ten New Prehistoric Rodent Species Discovered in Oregon's John Day Basin
As reported in the current issue of the Annals of Carnegie Museum, Dr. Joshua Samuels (John Day Fossil Beds National Monument) and Dr. William Korth (Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Rochester Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology) examined newly discovered and previously undocumented fossil specimens from the John Day Formation.

May 15, 2015
John Day Fossil Beds Recruiting Youth Conservation Corps Members for 2015
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will sponsor an 8-week long Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program this summer.

April 10, 2015
Art and Photo Contest Deadline for Entries Approaching Fast
The John Day Fossil Beds Anniversary art and photo contest began January 5th. Entries will be accepted through May 1st. Entries will be judged in early May and winners notified by phone. Cash prizes will be awarded by Discover Your Northwest. The grand prize winner will receive $500. One honorable mention from each category will also receive a $100 prize.

January 05, 2015
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Announces Art and Photo Contest
The John Day Fossil Beds Anniversary art and photo contest begins January 5th. Entries will be accepted through May 1st. Participants may enter up to 3 images total, one per category.

January 14, 2014
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument “State of the Park” Report
State of the Park Report released for John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

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

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