Paleontology Links

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regards paleontological or fossil resources as a fragile, nonrenewable scientific record. The history of life on earth is an important component of America's natural heritage. If these resources are damaged, destroyed or improperly collected, their scientific and educational value may be greatly reduced or lost forever.

Fossil Education and Information – This BLM National page highlights paleo resources found on America’s public land, includes virtual field trips and other paleontological resources.

Royal Gorge Field Office Paleontology Page – This page has information about the paleontological and geological resources found in the RGFO area. Be sure to check out the great videos toward the bottom of the page.

Dinosaur Depot – This museum, located in Canon City, features many of the fossils that have been removed from your public land here in Colorado.

Garden Park Fossil Area - The Garden Park Fossil Area is one of the most productive and historically important areas in the western United States for the understanding of Late Jurassic dinosaur faunas.

Hands on the Land Garden Park – This beautiful website is full of useful information about the Garden Park Fossil Area.

Fossil Resource Laws – Please check out this page if you plan on excavating any fossils. 

Hands on Paleo education
Western Wyoming College students learn about fossils on public lands.
BLM Links

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