There is confusion about the name of an area national wildlife refuge. Is it Squaw Creek, Eagle Flats or maybe Loess Mounds National Wildlife Refuge? It seems Daniel Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, started the problem by arbitrarily announcing he was changing the name of Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. He even chose an interim name â€” Eagle Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Although no one at the refuge has changed the Squaw Creek name. â€œThis entire process has been rushed through the back rooms of government offices, and FWS has intentionally kept people in the dark because they knew how those affected most would react,â€ said Sam Graves, 6th District Congressman. The director has the authority to change the name without input, said Lindsey Landowski, the refuge manager for the last 1.5 years. The name Squaw Creek comes from a creek running through part of the refuge. Landowski, the refuge manager, said no oneâ€™s proposing to change the name of the creek. â€œWeâ€™re trying to do the right thing here,â€ Landowski said. â€œI understand the name has a lot of local significance and people take pride in the name,â€ she said. Sabrina Chandler, the refuge supervisor located in Winona, Minnesota, invited a few chosen people to an â€œinvitation onlyâ€ meeting Monday at the headquarters building at Squaw Creek. The name change and Mondayâ€™s meeting have raised concerns for Greg Book, the Forest City mayor. â€œWe feel that they are keeping it quiet ...,â€ Book said. Landowski told News-Press Now the Fish and Wildlife Service didnâ€™t want television coverage. For those who were invited and did attend Mondayâ€™s secret meeting, Landowski, said there was agreement on changing the name to the more â€œappropriateâ€ Loess Mounds National Wildlife Refuge. The name was chosen because of the geological importance of the Loess hills, which are the deepest in the world, Landowski said. Local Native American tribal representatives have been and are offended by the name â€œSquaw,â€ Landowski said. There was a St. Joseph invitee. Sara Wilson, director of the St. Joseph Museums, was invited although she has yet to get the letter Chandler sent. The museums have been partnering with Squaw Creek for many years and want to know what is going on at the refuge, Wilson said. A lot of people werenâ€™t able to attend the special meeting, so they had a conference call, Wilson said. And that was on even shorter notice, so the museums couldnâ€™t participate, she said. Back in 1997, the possibility of a name change was discussed. The majority of folks involved in that discussion voted down any name change, Landowski said. This time the result will be different, she said. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the name change will be official in the second week in January. â€œFish and Wildlife needs to immediately back off the push and start over with a transparent process that considers the will of the people of Holt County and thearea surrounding Squaw Creek,â€ Graves said.