There are 84 parks in the National Park Service designated Intermountain Region (now renamed Interior Regions 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9- but that’s another column conversation.) To learn quickly about each park and their management thereof, we routinely receive online google surveys from our Regional Offices or the Washington Office. Recently, the park received an online request to assess our needs regarding the management of NPS paleontological resources (fossils). We don’t have any. From our 2014 Natural Resource Condition Assessment, “An inventory of the paleontological resources for Washita Battlefield NHS was completed, documenting that no fossils have been found…

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GIVING…Security State Bank Vice President Josh Haven presents a check to Ann Merritt for the Christmas Food Basket Giving Tree Project. Also pictured is Laura

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HONORED…Upper Washita Conservation District Chairman Tony Tracy presents Deanna LeGrand with a certificate of recognition from the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts for fifteen years

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