Goetten named as JEPC site superintendent

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    Nate Goetten was named as Site Superintendent of the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area last Dec. 16 and has said for him it is a “dream job.”
    Although he’s officially held the title for seven months, he was already handling the duties prior to that. He served as acting superintendent upon the retirement of Billy Lowe in December 2018.
    “The job has not really changed much since being ‘acting’ (superintendent) except there is more office work,” he said, noting that the Springfield office had handled part of that while he served on an acting basis.
    Goetten, who has been with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for 20 years, has been working at the JEPC site since February 2017.
    Future plans, he said, include improving the trail system through an updated mapping system and making some changes in the hunting programs.