The BLM manages fossil resources on public lands to ensure that they are used for the benefit of the American public.

Management requires active partnerships with universities and museums around the country who collect and store significant fossils, display them for the public, and conduct research on the fossils to give them meaning.

Currently there are fossils from Montana/Dakotas in at least 40 museums across the United States.

Here we recognize those partners that have taken the extra step of joining the Montana and Dakotas Paleontology Program. If your organization is interested in becoming a formal partner with the BLM, contact Greg Liggett, State Paleontologist.


 Carter County Museum

North Carolina

  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

North Dakota

 Pioneer Trails Regional Museum


 Cincinnati Museum Center



Virginia Museum of Natural history


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