The Trumpeter Swan Society (TTSS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to assuring the vitality and welfare of wild Trumpeter Swan populations. I am highlighting the society’s efforts in this month’s Notes on Conservation blog post.
The following is from the TTSS website:
“Early settlers nearly destroyed this magnificent species, but many people have worked hard to save the last remnants and start them on the path to recovery. It is now up to us all to help nurture that recovery and help ensure that Trumpeter Swans will be secure in our modern world. TTSS is a means for those who cherish these swans to work together and support their continued restoration.
Since our founding in 1968, TTSS has provided the vision, knowledge, and advocacy to move restoration efforts forward and improve management of Trumpeter Swans across North America. Our 500+ members in the U.S. and Canada include interested private citizens, waterfowl propagators, businesses, and many of the professional waterfowl biologists and managers who have guided Trumpeter Swan management in recent decades. Our annual programs are developed from our 2010-14 Strategic Plan, which lays out our Mission, Values, 5-Year Operating Goals, and Objectives.
Most of our accomplishments result from the work of our members and Board of Directors in their professional roles and through their countless hours of volunteer effort. The Society is run by our Board of Directors, part-time Executive Director and part-time Outreach Coordinator, who work from their homes, and a part-time Administrative Assistant located at our administrative office at Three Rivers Park District, Plymouth, Minnesota, where TTSS began.
We publish a newsletter Trumpetings and a scientific Bulletin North American Swans, and hold a biennial conference to maintain a strong and effective network across North America, working to make the swans secure. 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.”
For more information on The Trumpeter Swan Society, click here.