National Natural Landmarks Program

The National Natural Landmarks Program recognizes and encourages the conservation of sites that contain outstanding biological and geological resources.  Sites are designated by the Secretary of the Interior for their condition, illustrative character, rarity, diversity, and value to science and education.  The National Park Service administers the program and works cooperatively with landowners, managers and partners to promote conservation and appreciation of our nation's natural heritage.

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A short video that highlights the National Natural Landmark Program.

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Three new landmarks designated!

The Secretary of the Interior designated three new National Natural Landmark sites in January 2021. Learn more here!

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2019 Landmark Highlights

Explore accomplishments at NNL sites during 2019!

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Telling the Dinosaur Story

Explore the fascinating time of dinosaurs as told through various National Natural Landmarks (NNLs) in our new 3 part series.


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