Hagerman in Gooding County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
A Changing Climate
From studying the fossils, scientists have determined the climate changed, becoming cold and dry. The first ice age had arrived. Some animals adapted, some migrated, while others simply became extinct. Hagerman has one of the most prolific accumulation of fossils in the world from the Pliocene Epoch, and they tell a story of the consequences of a changing climate.
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While climate change occurs naturally in nature, our effect on the climate has been more immediate. Deforestation, fossil fuel consumption, and non-sustainable farming practices are impacting the climate.
Here are some things you can do to help slow climate change: keep an energy efficient home, recycle, buy local foods, plant a tree, or purchase carbon offsets.
Erected by Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Features • Paleontology.
Location. 42° 45.786′ N, 114° 55.346′ W. Marker is in Hagerman, Idaho, in Gooding County. Marker can be reached from Bell Rapids Road near Upper Salmon Falls Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerman ID 83332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ancient Lakes (here, next to this marker); Sediments and Fossils (here, next to this marker); Where are the Fossils? (within shouting distance of this marker); "The People" (within shouting distance of this marker); Right Beneath Your Feet (approx. 1.8 miles away); Volcanoes Along the Snake (approx. 1.9 miles away); Manifest Destiny (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Great Westward Migration (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerman.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Snake River Overlook in Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.