The body of published scientific literature related to NPS paleontological resources is voluminous and rapidly growing. Access to and availability of this scientific information is essential to support the management, protection, interpretation, research and other activities related to non-renewable paleontological resources on NPS lands. This webpage is designed to be an initial gateway to and repository for NPS paleontological resource literature.
Paleontology Program Publications
Park-specific Inventory Reports
Comprehensive park inventories are designed to identify all known paleontological resources within a single park unit and involve the assembly of a team of specialists from within the NPS and from educational institutions and cooperators. Go to the Park-specific Reports page.
Servicewide Thematic Inventory Reports
Servicewide thematic paleontological resource inventories are designed to compile data regarding specific types of paleontological resources which occur in parks throughout the NPS. Go to the Thematic Inventory Reports page.
I&M Network Inventory Reports
Network-based Paleontological Resource Inventory Reports serve as an important reference for park planning documents, future scientific research, and on-the-ground surveys. Go to the Network Inventory Reports page.
Park Paleontology Newsletter
The newsletter, Park Paleontology, serves to communicate information related to National Park fossil interpretation, protection, resource management, new discoveries, and issues related to the world of paleontology and paleontological resources management. Continue to the Park Paleontology Newsletters page.
Go to the Paleontology Articles page.
The Federal Fossil Conference Proceedings and NPS Paleontological Research Volumes are posted on this site for downloading and printing. Go to the Research Volumes page.
Historic Documents Collection
Go to the Historic Documents page.
Press and Media
Go to the Press and Media page.
Last updated: May 13, 2020