We’re pleased to announce that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has adopted a 5-year plan to continue reintroduction of Trumpeter Swans into the Madison Valley. The goal is to reestablish at least 5 nesting pairs of these birds; trumpeters historically nested in this area.
Releases will take place in late August each year from 2017 to 2021. Montana Audubon has been a supporter of past Trumpeter Swan releases in the Madison Valley. In May our Action Alert encouraged individuals to write-in support of extending this release. All comments received by the agency were supportive, so the project has been approved.
To read our earlier alert about Trumpeter Swans in the Madison Valley, click here.