Petrified Forest National Park


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a national park in Arizona having the world's largest collection of petrified coniferous trees

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We find that today, in our Petrified Forest National Park.
The unusally striped hills of Blue Mesa, top, are among the sights in Petrified Forest National Park, while the remains of an 800-year-old pueblo can be explored at Wupatki National Monument, above.
The Petrified Forest National Park was created to preserve the petrified wood and dinosaur fossils that were discovered in Arizona.
The Petrified Forest National Park is a 25-minute drive from Holbrook, Ariz.
At Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, several ranchers are poised to sell their land to the federal government so the park might be expanded--but their lives are on hold until Congress allocates the funding.
Every year an estimated 12 tons of multi-colored, fossilized wood are stolen from Petrified Forest National Park, about 110 miles east of Flagstaff on I-40.
Amfac operates lodges, restaurants and other concessions at the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Death Valley National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Everglades National Park, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and at resorts in Napa, Calif.
Petrified Forest National Park, just east of Holbrook, preserves one of the world's largest and most colorful collections of petrified wood.
Legislation passed in the waning days of the 108th Congress has brought encouraging news to those interested in digging for natural resources in the newly expanded Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
Despite a strong bias against federal land acquisition, a broad NPCA-led coalition of ranchers, local officials, and chambers of commerce prevailed to pass legislation to add a 128,000 tract to Petrified Forest National Park (see "Western Expansion, page 8).
The most famous of these, Grand Canyon National Park, is a wonderland of rock and water, while the Petrified Forest National Park protects ancient trees that were transformed into stone ages ago.
In 1999, National Park Service staff reported 721 incidents of fossil theft or vandalism, and one study estimated that visitors annually take up to 12 tons of petrified wood from Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, a fact that in 2000 and 2001 led NPCA to place the park on its list of America's Ten Most Endangered National Parks.
In addition to evidence from around the globe, a treasure trove of information can be found at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona: the state's congressional delegation plans to introduce legislation to expand the park's boundaries, which would protect paleontological resources, unique archaeological sites, and scenic vistas.