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The Trumpeter Swan Society

The Trumpeter Swan Society brings together private citizens, organizations, and public agencies to help meet challenges facing Trumpeter Swans today. It takes partnerships and collaboration to continue to restore and conserve these magnificent birds across North America.

TTSS has been North America's leader of Trumpeter Swan conservation since 1968. For nearly 50 years, TTSS has played a pivotal role by providing expert science based technical support in most of the major restoration programs. Our vibrant "swan network" of researchers, swan managers, and biologists have gathered and shared the best science based information and research to help bring back the Trumpeter Swan in areas where they have not been seen in more than a century.

Trumpeter Swans once flourished across much of North America. Tragically, by 1900 they were nearly extinct due to commercial and subsistence hunting. In recent decades, Trumpeters have begun a wonderful recovery due to the partnerships and passion of many people, organizations and agencies, with the expert technical support of TTSS.

As Trumpeters return, they face major problems including climate change, new diseases, lead poisoning, habitat destruction, and the loss of their traditional migration patterns.

With your help they will continue their remarkable return to North America.

TTSS' EFFORTS FOCUS IN FIVE MAJOR AREAS

  • Protecting and increasing the restoration progress already made
  • Working with Flyway Councils and swan managers on swan issues
  • Habitat assessment and protection
  • Public information/education
  • Swan research and its dissemination

Each population of Trumpeter Swans has specific issues that need to be addressed, and some issues are continent-wide.

Click on the sections below to learn more about the issues, and The Trumpeter Swan Society's efforts and accomplishments for each population: