Superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument transferred

DINOSAUR I Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin has announced that Mary Risser, a 32-year career employee of the National Park Service (NPS), and Superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument, will become superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway.

Permits for multi-day river trips through Dinosaur Monument available online

DINOSAUR I Changes are coming to the river permit lottery at Dinosaur National Monument. Starting with the 2014 season, if you want to participate in the lottery for a high season permit to take a multi-day float trip on the Yampa or Green rivers, you can apply online through for your permit. This change […]

Dino. Nat’l Monument reopens

DINOSAUR I Dinosaur National Monument re-opened to visitors on Friday. Visitors can now access public areas and roads immediately. Dinosaur National Monument had been closed since Oct. 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

Monument hours, services change

DINOSAUR I “The first glints of yellow in area cottonwood trees has announced autumn’s arrival at Dinosaur National Monument, and with it comes a reduction in hours and service,” reports Dan Johnson, the Monument’s chief of interpretation and visitor services.

Monument holds night sky viewing

DINOSAUR | Dinosaur National Monument is excited about the kick-off of its summer’s night sky program. From now through August and into September, the sky-gazing and informational program will be held every Wednesday and Saturday, beginning at 9:45 p.m. at the south end of Split Mountain Campground in the national monument.

Bears close two Dinosaur camps

DINOSAUR I Superintendent Mary Risser of Dinosaur National Monument announced Friday that the two backcountry campsites at Ely Creek, located along the Jones Hole Trail, are closed until further notice due to black bear activity in the area.

DNM plans to rehabilitate road

DINOSAUR I Dinosaur National Monument superintendent Mary Risser is making available for public review and comment an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the rehabilitation of Deerlodge Road.

Bear killed at campground

DINOSAUR I An aggressive black bear that was conditioned to human foods and habituated to people was shot and killed by Dinosaur National Monument staff in the park’s Gates of Lodore campground on Sunday, May 27.

Monument ready for visitor season

With the arrival of spring, Dinosaur National Monument is preparing to offer expanded services for visitors.

Dinosaur National Monument botanist earns award

Tamara Naumann, Dinosaur National Monument botanist, received a Superior Service award.

DINOSAUR I Superintendent Mary Risser presented Tamara Naumann with a superior service award from intermountain regional director John Wessels.

Paleontologist receives award

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DINOSAUR I Superintendent Mary Risser presented Dr. Daniel Chure with a Superior Service Award from Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels.

Monument resumes entrance fee collection

DINOSAUR I “Our new visitor center and exhibit hall opened to the public last fall. We wanted to give our neighbors plenty of time to see the new facilities and the dinosaur bones without having to pay an entrance fee. During the last five months, many local residents have taken advantage of this opportunity,” stated […]