Spike Tooth Salmon Ceremony
Members of NARG will present the University of Oregon and the Condon Collection an exemplary and historical specimen of a Spike Tooth salmon. Dr. Ed Davis of the U of O will be on hand to accept the specimen and make remarks.
Fossil Horses in Oregon and the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Dr. Nick Famoso of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will give a presentation on the latest understanding of fossil horses and their relationship to the paleoclimates of ancient Oregon.
Fossil Horses and the Relationship to changing climates.
Dr. Bruce MacFadden of the University of Florida, and fossil horse expert, will talk about the latest discoveries of fossil horses and their relationship to changing climates from a global perspective. Additionally he will discuss the importance of infusing this information into
Victor Perez, University of Florida
"The Giant Megalodon and what we know about it from teeth."
Mike Full, Yamhill River Pleistocene Project and Dave Ellingson of the Woodburn Pleistocene locality at the high school.
Walt Wright's 3-day workshop on Identifying Petrified Wood
Brad Newport and the Holleywood Ranch
Brad Newport is the owner and operator of the Holleywood Ranch, one of the most abundant petrified wood localities on the planet! Brad gave an introductory talk about the ranch, his collection, and the history behind it all.
MacKenzie Smith, NARG Member
MacKenzie lectured on the history of fossil investigations in the Pacific Northwest, highlighting the key individuals who have had a significant impact on the knowledge of our local fossil record.
Clementine Brown, Stonerose
A lecture on the benefits of Stonerose not only as a fun place to visit but as a business that provides the public with a unique experience and the community with consistent tourism revenues. In addition, looking forward on what is the future of Stonerose?
A History of Paleontological Research of the John Day Fossil Beds, highlighting the Bridge Creek Flora
Dr. Jeff Myers, Western Oregon University.
Dr. Myers will lectured on the history of paleontological research specifically relating to the John Day Fossil Beds. This was the lecture presented at last year's GSA conference.
Fossils of Vancouver Island
and Central Oregon
Gar Rothwell and Ruth Stockey are visiting guest professors of geology at Oregon State University. They have been studying fossils on Vancouver Island and Central Oregon and gave two lectures updating their recent discoveries. This includes a Jurassic wood locality near Izee that the professors have been using acetate peels to study details.
Tertiary Marine Mammals of Oregon
Dr. William N. Orr, Retired Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon, and Curator of the Condon Museum
Dr. Orr presented a lecture on Oregon's "other fossil record" of vertebrate animals. Oregon is well known for the John Day Formation and all the interesting extinct animals that have been found in the fossil record. What isn't talked about much is the extraordinary record of tertiary marine mammals on the Western side of the Cascade Mountains. Learn more about the significance of the many specimens on display at the FossilFest.