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The Trumpeter Swan Society (TTSS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1968 and dedicated to assuring the vitality and welfare of wild Trumpeter Swans. 

We are the only non-profit organization working for Trumpeter Swan conservation across North America.

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News & Notes

The Washington Post: "A federal judge in New York has invalidated rule changes by the Trump administration that allowed individuals and corporations to kill scores of birds as long as they could prove they did not intentionally set out to do so.

In a blistering ruling that cited Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird”, U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni ripped the administration’s interpretation of “takings” and “killings” of birds under the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act as applying only if the animals are specifically targeted." Read more...

Congratulations to TTSS Executive Director, Margaret Smith. She recently was awarded the Wisconsin Invasive Crusader Award, one of 4 Wisconsin citizens to receive it in 2020. It’s given to Wisconsin citizens and organizations for significant contributions to prevent, control or eradicate invasive species. Margaret Smith has been a Wisconsin Master Gardener for more than 20 years and is a St. Croix Master Watershed Steward, sharing her passion and commitment to land and water conservation.

MONTANA: "For the second year in a row, the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge has a brood of trumpeter swan cygnets. The refuge’s manager, Tom Reed, said they were first spotted Sunday."

"Reed saw what appeared to be three cygnets Wednesday. They were near the same muskrat lodge a pair of trumpeter swans used last year to hatch the first documented wild trumpeter swan cygnets in the Bitterroot since restoration efforts began decades ago to bring the birds back from the brink of extinction in the lower 48 states." Read more...

OREGON: Six cygnets hatched to TTSS's Oregon captive swan breeding partner Aspen Lakes Golf Course in June. Later this year or next spring they will be released into the Oregon Restoration Project at Summer Lake Wildlife Area. They will be helping to restore Oregon's natural heritage. Read more...

MINNESOTA: A front row seat watching Trumpeter Swans become parents. This delightful article shares what it is like to watch a Trumpeter Swan pair arrive in early spring, build a nest, and successfully hatch cygnets. Read more...

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