In an attempt to establish a resident population comprising at least 7 established breeding pairs, trumpeter swans will be captive-reared and introduced into suitable habitats in the Blackfoot Valley, Montana. Reintroduction efforts begin in 2005 on private and public lands in the Blackfoot Valley. A reintroduction site on public lands includes the Blackfoot Waterfowl Production Area, which provides opportunities for the public to view and photograph these birds. Other release sites are on private land within a few miles of the town of Ovando, Powell County, Montana. Results on the success of this project can be found in the associated reference reports.
09/18/2006 - 06/30/2009