John Day Fossil Beds National Monument


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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Address:32651 Hwy 19
Kimberly, OR 97848

Phone:541-987-2333
Fax:541-987-2336
Web: www.nps.gov/joda/
Size: 13,944 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 26, 1974.
Location:Park is divided into three widely separated units in north-central Oregon: the Clarno Unit, located 20 miles west of Fossil, OR; the Sheep Rock Unit, located 6 miles west of Dayville, OR; and the Painted Hills Unit, located 9 miles northwest of Mitchell, OR. The park headquarters is at the visitor center in the Sheep Rock Unit.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, river rafting, auto touring, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:The heavily eroded volcanic deposits of the John Day River basin preserve a remarkably complete record of animal and plant life, spanning more than 40 of the 65 million years of the Cenozoic Era (the "Age of Mammals and Flowering Plants").

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The plan will guide changes to the way existing services, activities, and programs are provided in multiple locations throughout John Day Fossil Beds National Monument by defining what barriers limit accessibility and providing recommendations on how they can be modified or removed to increase accessibility for all users.
The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument would like your input on the draft plan.
24, Joshua Samuels, curator and paleontologist for the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, will describe how habitats in the John Day Fossil Beds have changed dramatically over the past 50 million years.
The ODFW released 40 total sheep in the new Cottonwood Canyon State Park and near the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument's Branson Creek portion.
They are Oregon Caves National Monument (www.nps.gov/orca/index.htm) and John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (www.nps.gov/joda/index.htm).
This area is famed for the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and Rajneeshpuram (former home of an Indian guru's cult).
By early afternoon we stopped for a picnic lunch at Jim Cant Ranch, a historical spread in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Ted Fremd, chief paleontologist at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, will discuss "It's About Time: Designing Accurate Exhibits for the New Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument." A reception at the museum will follow.
At John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, visitor numbers are down 2.4 percent in the past decade but up 26 percent since 2001.
TO THE EDITOR: It was nice to see William Sullivan's article and maps on the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (Oregon Life, May 26).
Today, more than 50 miles of highway separate the three parts of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Each area has a different story to tell, and the best way to learn the story is by taking some short hikes.