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  1. louis curth says

    I would offer some context for Brad Edmondson’s APA narrative. Great changes were also being wrought during this time by Gov. Rockefeller over at the Conservation Dept., where the governor’s newly appointed commissioner, Henry L. Diamond, would lead us into a new streamlined Dept. of Envir. Conservation.

    In short order, rangers and other personnel would see our long established system of forest districts become reorganized into nine regions. Region # 5 would consolidate former districts #9, #10 and #11 under a new regional director – Bill Petty. Our duties would also change, with new ones added and others being reassigned. Retirements among older Conservation Dept. personnel also increased significantly. The times were changing…

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