UTAH FRIENDS OF PALEONTOLOGY

UFOP is a statewide non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving Utah's fossil resources through public education and volunteer support of sponsoring institutions.

Museum-based classes train UFOP members to assist paleontologists in a variety of ways. Trained volunteers may participate in museum-sponsored digs, specimen preparation projects, and public outreach programs. UFOP is developing a certification program for members who acquire paleontology skills and knowledge.

Individual chapters provide educational meetings, field trips and volunteer work for university paleontological research as well as for the State Paleontologist's office at the Utah Geological Survey.

 

Anyone can join UFOP and the public is welcome at any chapter's meetings.

Our UFOP Brochure and Membership Application is available on-line in PDF, Download Brochure.

 

DUES TIME

It's That Time of Year Again

Now's the time to support your UFOP chapter with your annual dues payment.

Family membership dues are $20/year; Individual membership dues are $15/year; and Junior/Student membership dues are $10/year. All membership renewals are due at the beginning of the calendar year.

Bring your dues payment to the next meeting of your UFOP chapter.

Dues can also be mailed to the following addresses for each chapter:

Utah Friends of Paleontology
Southeast Chapter
c/o BLM Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah  84532

Utah Friends of Paleontology
Southwest Chapter
P.O. Box 910066
St. George UT 84791-910066

Utah Friends of Paleontology
Uinta Basin Chapter
P.O. Box 790123
Vernal, UT 84079

Utah Friends of Paleontology
Great Basin Chapter
c/o Utah Geological Survey
P.O. Box 146100
Salt Lake City UT 84114-6100

The Great Basin Chapter has a dues pdf link.
Please also consider contributing to the Gaye Pesout Memorial Fund in support of the preparation labs at George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park in Ogden and at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City.

IN THE NEWS

Utah's Dinosaur 'Death Trap' Reveals Trove of Giant Predators

A bed of quicksand entombed six or more Utahraptor dinosaurs—Velociraptor cousins—that may have died while hunting together. (link)

by Brian Switek for National Geographic

UFOP members assisted in the project to move the massive 'Death Trap' block and plan to assist as the block moves into the fossil preparation process.

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