We don’t do dinosaurs, but this info is interesting so we’re passing it along. The U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing new rules that would require any fossil collecting activities occurring on lands managed by its agencies (e.g. National Parks, Bureau of Land Management, etc.) be conducted by permitted individuals* for scientific purposes. Further, collected fossils would have to be stored in approved curation facilities, and location information related to the fossil finds would be confidential. The proposed rules would beef up the current Paleontological Resources Preservation Act which outlines when collection permits are required, makes vandalizing fossils on federal land illegal, and prohibits the sale of illegally collected fossils. *There are a few exceptions to the fossil related permit requirements when on Bureau of Land Management or Bureau of Reclamation administered lands, but the exceptions are district/office specific and can change. Confirm any laws/requirements/rules with the appropriate land managers before doing anything. Or better yet, don’t pick anything up at all. Really, it’s just more stuff to dust.