PaleoServices has been involved with the professional assessment, discovery, recovery, preservation, and interpretation of paleontological resources for over 24 years.

Our efforts and the efforts of our clients have resulted in the salvaging of thousands of significant fossils from construction projects in the greater southern California region. These fossils record the amazing ancient biodiversity of this region and are helping us understand the remarkable changes in life and landscape that have occurred over the past 140 million years of Earth history.

Every year the Department of PaleoServices hosts a reception at the San Diego Natural History Museum to thank the many people who have contributed to the successful salvage and conservation of fossils from our region. At this reception we display a diverse selection of the fossils salvaged during the previous year from residential, commercial, and municipal construction projects. Guests include land owners, builders, excavation contractors, equipment operators, land use planners, and environmental consultants.