UFOP is a statewide non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving Utah's fossil resources through public education and volunteer support of sponsoring institutions.

Museum-based classes train UFOP members to assist paleontologists in a variety of ways. Trained volunteers may participate in museum-sponsored digs, specimen preparation projects, and public outreach programs. UFOP is developing a certification program for members who acquire paleontology skills and knowledge.

Individual chapters provide educational meetings, field trips and volunteer work for university paleontological research as well as for the State Paleontologist's office at the Utah Geological Survey.


Anyone can join UFOP and the public is welcome at any chapter's meetings.  All members of UFOP agree to follow the UFOP Code of Ethics.

Our UFOP Brochure and Membership Application is available on-line in PDF, Download Brochure.


Pay your 2016 annual
dues online at the
UFOP Store

Get a UFOP patch when you pay your 2016 dues. One patch for each individual or student membership, two patches for a family membership.

Pick up your patch(es) at your next chapter meeting – bring your online payment receipt. Patches will be provided for 2016 membership dues while supplies last. Patches available only for in-person pickup at your chapter meeting.

Family membership dues are $20/year;
Individual membership dues are $15/year;
and Junior/Student membership dues are $10/year.
All membership renewals are due at the beginning of the calendar year.

You can also bring your dues payment to the next meeting of your UFOP chapter or mail your payment to the following addresses for each chapter:

Utah Friends of Paleontology Gastonia Chapter
c/o BLM Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah  84532

Utah Friends of Paleontology Southwest Chapter
P.O. Box 910066
St. George UT 84791-910066

Utah Friends of Paleontology Uinta Basin Chapter
P.O. Box 790123
Vernal, UT 84079

Utah Friends of Paleontology Great Basin Chapter
c/o Utah Geological Survey
P.O. Box 146100
Salt Lake City UT 84114-6100

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