The Northwest Paleontological Association (NPA) serves the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.  Formed to bring a vocational and professional paleontologists together for mutual benefit and to further the science, the NPA is affiliated with The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Рlocated on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, WA.

The first NPA meeting was held in 1994 and by mid-1995, the Association had approved its Bylaws and has now grown to a  membership of about 70-90 people.

Our membership includes everyone from the newest of beginners to professional paleontologists. All of us are brought together by a common interest – to understand the nature of our region’s past.