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Later on, in 1949, Mr. Bell presented the Delta Station, with its hatchery and equipment together with a substantial contribu tion for its support, to the North American .Wildlife Foundation, the progenitor of which was established in 1911. The Foundation was incorporated in 1935 as a permanent central organization to promote and assist in the coordination of wildfowl conservation. It is governed by its Board of Trustees, presently composed of:
President - Robert Winthrop, New York, N.Y.; Vice Pres.
Seth Gordon, Sacramento, Calif.; Secretary and Treasurer - C. R. Gutermuth, Washington, D.C.
e Of the 23 others who are on the Board of Trustees, three are Canadians and Manitobans: Peter D. Curry, William A. Murphy and Henry F. Sellers, all of Winnipeg.)
A Committee of the Trustees advises with the Director of the Station both as to policy and administration while the actual man agement of the Station and its accounts are supervised by the Wildlife Management Institute which generously contributes its ser vices thus making it possible for all contributions earmarked for Delta to be used in toto for conservation.
At present, the Delta Station's budget runs about $60,000 a year and is rising - rising because costs are increasing and because its program is expanding year by year as the value of basic waterfowl research is better understood and accepted. At the present time, it is operated by a small staff combining the university backgrounds of Director H. Albert Hochbaum, M.Sc., LL.D., Dr. James K. Lowther, M.A., Ph.D. and a man who has had long practical experience, Peter Ward, who is Hatchery Superintendent.
Facilities at the Delta Waterfowl Research Station are: laborato ries, field equipment, a hatchery, decoy, flying pens, an extensive biological library, photographic darkroom equipment, dormitories for students and simple accommodations for married couples.