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Join us in Making Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument
America’s newest national monument is likely to be located within 30 minutes of the neon lights of Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s right. Las Vegas.
In an arid desert wash on the northern outskirts of Las Vegas remain thousands of fossils of Ice Age mammoths, bison, American lions, camelops (a larger version of today’s camels), and sloths the size of sports cars.
Founded in 2007, the Protectors of Tule Springs have worked to make certain this area is saved. Our mission is to assist in the preservation, protection of the resources, and educate the public about the area. We want you and future generations to be able to observe the paleontologists at work. You will be drawn into a setting 7,000 to 250,000 years ago when this area was lush with foliage, when massive wildlife roamed.
Support to make this area a national monument, managed by the National Park Service, has attracted the unanimous support of local elected officials, the United States Air Force, the Las Vegas Paiute tribe, tourism industry leaders, educators, scientists, conservation organizations, community groups. In addition, thousands of people have registered their support.
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