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The mission of The Trumpeter Swan Society is to assure the vitality and welfare of wild Trumpeter Swans

Photograph by Margaret Smith

Mission & History

Photograph by Alan Sachanowski

Our Mission

The Trumpeter Swan Society (TTSS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1968. Our mission is to assure the vitality and welfare of wild Trumpeter Swans. We invite you to join this vital and important mission.

Early settlers nearly destroyed this magnificent species by the late 1800s. However, over the past few decades, people have passionately and with immense dedication worked to put Trumpeters on the journey to recovery. You can too.

Your support ensures Trumpeter Swans will not disappear in our modern world.

Our History

Our donors, people just like you, make it possible for The Trumpeter Swan Society to provide the vision, knowledge, and advocacy to move restoration efforts forward and improve management of Trumpeter Swans across North America.

Thanks to our donors, TTSS has been involved in every major restoration effort on the continent.

We work with partners across North America on swan restoration and management issues. We are your voice for Trumpeter Swans in each Flyway in North America. Through your support we will continue to address threats to their welfare and vitality; threats to secure nesting and wintering habitats; threats to health such as powerline collisions and lead poisoning.

Since 1969, TTSS has held biennial Swan Conferences to gather and share the most current scientific swan research. The conferences build and strengthen a strong and effective "swan network" across North America, working to make Trumpeter Swans populations secure. Past conference research papers are published in our periodic scientific Bulletin, North American Swans.

The success of our swan programs come from donors like you who give vital support to the work of our staff and Board of Directors. The Society's administrative office is at Three Rivers Park District, Plymouth, Minnesota, where TTSS began.

Donors receive our member newsletter, Trumpetings sharing the impact you are making for swan conservation. 

We would be honored if you would join us on this remarkable journey of hope, inspiration, and recovery of a North American species.

We are a registered nonprofit Section 501(c)(3) organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by law.

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