Oregon Paleo Lands Institute

MISSION: Renew social and economic vitality of the John Day Fossil Beds region by
interpreting and promoting its world-class cultural and natural heritage. Work
with nine Gateway communities of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. HISTORY 2005-16: Deliver cultural-natural programs about the John Day Basin. Attract $1.5 m. from donors, grantors, govt. Opened $500,000 regional learning center in 2009. Host programs for 3000 visitors, K-16 schools, annually. Expert speakers for schools.