We have begun the process for a Resource Stewardship Strategy – a long-range plan to achieve desired natural and cultural resource conditions at Washita. Park staff and National Park regional experts reviewed Washita’s key issues – concerns that affect park resources and their conditions. If you were the Washita Manager, would your Key Issues be the same as our findings? Would it be exotic plant management, removal of post-battle landscape features, increase tribal involvement, locate key cultural resources (Black Kettle’s Village), research future climate change impacts, mitigate energy development that impacts soundscapes and night sky conditions, or something else? If…

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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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