Trumpeter Swan Restoration in Minnesota
From site: Cowling Arboretum
Carrol Henderson of the Minnesota DNR will present the conservation success story of the trumpeter swan in Minnesota.
Carrol Henderson, Supervisor, Minnesota DNR Non-game Wildlife Program will present the conservation success story of the trumpeter swan in Minnesota. Trumpeter swans originally graced wetlands across a broad region of North America from Illinois northwest to Alaska. Throughout the 17- and 1800s, swans were hunted for their meat, skins and feathers. At the same time trumpeter swan habitat diminished as settlers moved across North America. By the 1880s, trumpeter swans disappeared from Minnesota. Starting in 1982 the Minnesota DNR has worked to bring this beautiful bird back to the state. 1998 marked the first year that the trumpeter swan nested in the state since the 1880s. More than 2000 birds now reside in the state!
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