Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Address:PO Box 185
Florissant, CO 80816

Phone:719-748-3253
Fax:719-748-3164
Web: www.nps.gov/flfo/
Size: 5,998 acres.
Established: Authorized on August 20, 1969.
Location:35 miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. From north/south on I-25, take US 24 west 35 miles to town of Florissant, then follow signs 2 miles south to the visitor center.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:A wealth of fossil insects, seeds, and leaves of the Oligocene Period are preserved here in remarkable detail. Here, too, is an unusual display of petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide.

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Florissant Fossil Beds Teller County, Colorado 80816 United Statesflorissant, Colorado 80816 United States
edu/view/2400382) Florissant fossil beds  of North America dating from the Eocene epoch, 34 million-years-old.
Jeff Wolin is the lead interpreter at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
Saved in time; the fight to establish Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado.
Co-author Meyer is a paleontologist at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
Meyer (National Park Service, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado) and Smith (U.
As park paleontologist at Colorado's Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Meyer is also in charge of identifying and cataloging new fossil specimens, supervising the preparation of collections, and computerizing a database of thousands of fossil specimens, many of which were first cataloged more than a century ago.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument ranks among the world's top fossil plant and insect sites.
Among those who marched on Earth Day were Friends of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado, a group that has participated in the event for the past four years.
This year, Friends of Florissant Fossil Beds had hoped to raise enough money to build temporary shelters for petrified sequoia stumps, estimated to be more than 35 million years old.
Florissant Fossil Beds protects an area that some 35 million years ago was a sickle-shaped lake formed by lava flows.