John Day Fossil Beds
View Related Episode: Knowles Creek Salmon Habitat, John Day Fossil Beds, North American Butterfly Count
Central Oregon's John Day Fossil Beds National Monument contain a wealth of fossils from plants and animals that are millions of years old. But once the shifting ground exposes a fossil to the open air, researchers have only a few years to find and preserve it before it decomposes.
First Broadcast: 1994
Producer: Eric Cain
Appeared in episode: Knowles Creek Salmon Habitat, John Day Fossil Beds, North American Butterfly Count
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