The James K. McPherson Preserve is a designated Registered Natural Heritage Area by the Oklahoma Biological Survey because it provides protection for the Oklahoma Beardtongue and for the Crosstimbers community.
Mike Palmer, manager of the McPherson Preserve, is presented the Registry plaque by Botany graduate Kim Shannon. Kim was the Conservation Specialist with the Oklahoma Biological Survey, having earned her master's degree at OSU working with Ron Tyrl.
A complete article about the McPherson Preserve becoming part of the Oklahoma Natural Registry Area.
Iris McPherson, Dr. McPherson's wife, with the Registry sign at the McPherson Preserve.