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Document Collection: Climate and Natural History

These articles and scientific papers provide information about past and present climate change, Oregon’s animals, plants, and ecosystems, and natural resources, including energy resources, and food. We have selected them as both readable and relevant to today’s issues. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, or if there are publicly-accessible articles you’d like to see posted here.

Oregon Paleo Lands  
Institute Center

2024 Summer Hours

Thursday - Sunday 


*we will be closed

one hour for lunch

Want to Volunteer?

The Paleo Lands Center invites you, to meet the public and school groups at our educational hub of the John Day Basin. Volunteers can serve as Board Members, Advisors, Center helpers and docents and help share exciting natural history exhibits, brochures, and books with visitors and schools.
Please Contact the Center at

541-763-4480 or for details


Road and Weather Conditions


*Please call or email if you would like to schedule your school group for a visit during the week. Thank you!


Contact Information

333 West Fourth Street

Post Office Box 104

Fossil, OR 97830
Phone: (541) 763-4480




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