Petrified Forest National Park is diverse in its resources as well as its projects. They include a wide array of science projects spanning paleontology, archeology, and ecology as well as historic preservation.
Petrified Forest Museum Association (PFMA) is the official non-profit cooperative partner of Petrified Forest National Park. As an independent association, all of our activities are focused on supporting the park in a myriad of ways. We have served in this capacity since our formation in 1940 and have grown from initially supporting park museum collections into research, publishing, education, interpretation, cultural demonstration programs, park publications and trail guides, development of park-specific materials, outreach and staffing assistance, to name a few.
Now in the PFMA bookstore, Craig Childs (House of Rain, The Secret Knowledge of Water) is your guide as he and pilot friend Neal Schwieterman hop from one mesa-top landing strip to another in a 1946 Cessna, taking you on a unique tour of the Colorado Plateau's most spectacular public lands. Between hawk’s-eye panoramas from the air and on-the-ground adventures, you’ll fly directly into the heart of the Colorado Plateau. Along the way, Craig shares his deep, personal experience of these special places.