Dinosaur tracksite in Utah. BLM photo.

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Significant Finds

Americans share an extraordinary natural legacy—the public lands.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public lands in the United States, lands where Edmontosaurus, Stegosaurus, Deinonychus, and Pentaceratops once roamed. Well-preserved dinosaur fossils are often found in the steep, arid, and deeply eroded terrain in the West. Other fossils, though perhaps less stimulating to the imagination than dinosaur skeletons, are also preserved on our public lands: perfect leaves and flowers, dinosaur tracks on a 165-million-year-old beach, schools of fish perfectly filleted by scavengers, forests of ancient redwoods, and the oldest known parrots.

A dinosaur skeleton at the Cleveland Dinosaur Quarry. BLM Photo.

View featured Cultural Resources and Palentology photos on @mypubliclands Flickr.

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Finds by Region

Check out significant regional finds through the links below.