Through PaleoServices, the Paleontology Department is regularly involved in projects throughout the sourthern California region.  

Typical mitigation programs include on-site monitoring of active excavations, discovery and recovery of exposed fossils, transportation of recovered specimens to a professional preparation/conservation laboratory, laboratory-based preparation and curation of recovered fossils, and permanent storage of curated fossils in regional repositories/museums where they are available for present and future generations of citizens, students, and professional scientists.




We would like to thank the San Diego City Council and Council member Todd Gloria for new equipment to enable our paleontologists to uncover hidden treasures of ancient life in San Diego through fossils.