Paleontology



Click on the map below to learn more about the BLM's heritage resources programs in the states that we manage.

Where can I see fossils on BLM Public Lands?

Fossils can be found in every western state with BLM lands. Many states have areas that are open to the public for visitation and interpretation of fossil resources. Many museums around the United States and the world also have fossils collected from public lands on display. 

To learn more visit the Fossil Education and Information web page.

Paleontological resources are heritage resources managed under the Cultural Resources Management program. Click on the map below to find out about the state office heritage resources programs.


Oregon/Washington California Alaska Nevada Arizona New Mexico/Texas/Oklahoma/Kansas Wyoming/Nebraska Colorado Utah Montana/Dakota's Boise Eastern States