The majestic Trumpeter Swan is our biggest native waterfowl, almost twice as large as a Tundra Swan at 6 feet long and 25+ pounds. In the 1930s, the known U.S. population of Trumpeters numbered just 69, and all of those were in Yellowstone and Montana. Today the species is thriving in the Midwest and even seen regularly at several locations in Lake County.
Dr. Gary Ivey, an Oregon-based wildlife biologist and president of the Trumpeter Swan Society, will review the history, status and biology of Trumpeter Swans and their conservation needs. He will discuss how reintroduction programs and federal protections have brought the species back from the brink, threats to their future survival (they are still threatened or endangered in some states), and why we should care.
ONLINE PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS
The presentations will be on Zoom. You must install the Zoom application (Zoom Client for Meetings) on your computer. We strongly recommend doing this BEFORE the events.