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Indiana Department of Natural Resources
402 W. Washington St. W255 B
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748

For immediate release:  Oct. 1, 1997
For information, contact:
John Olson or Mark Cottingham, Division of Fish and Wildlife,

New wetland named in honor of biologist Bob Feldt

	A newly constructed wetland on the Indiana Department of Natural
Resources’ Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area in Benton County will be
named in honor of Robert Feldt, a retired wildlife biologist for the
DNR’s Division of Fish and Wildlife. The 80-acre marsh was built as a
cooperative effort between the DNR and Ducks Unlimited.
	Feldt worked for the DNR his entire career, beginning as a research
biologist working on ring-necked pheasants and other upland game and
continuing in various administrative and supervisory positions until his
retirement last year. Feldt was Indiana’s representative to the
Mississippi Flyway Council, which aids the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service in setting goals, regulations and management objectives for
waterfowl and other migratory birds in the Mississippi Flyway.
	“This recognition of Bob Feldt’s excellence and dedication is an honor
not only for him, but for all DNR employees, for whom Bob sets a
remarkable example,” said DNR Director Larry D. Macklin.
	Division of Fish and Wildlife Director Gary Doxtater said the
dedication of the new marsh at the Pine Creek area is a fitting tribute
to Feldt and his life’s work.
	 “His efforts will continue to benefit the lives of Hoosier sportsmen
for generations,” Doxtater said.
	The dedication ceremony will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Pine
Creek Gamebird Habitat Area. The event is open to the public. DNR
personnel will offer informative tours of the property following the
ceremony. The Pine Creek Area is located 10 miles west of the junction
Interstate 65 and State Road 18, then two miles north on County Road 850
East, then east on County Road 200 North.
	For more information, call Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area at