SAVING THE SWANS

For several years now, the Wyoming Wetlands Society has been working with private landowners in an effort to restore Trumpeter Swans to what used to be their native habitats. Joe Ricketts has long been part of this program, maintaining an open area of water throughout the winter in a pond at his Jackson Fork Ranch for just this purpose. As of 2013, his breeding pair had hatched eight cygnets, four of whom were transferred to Yellowstone Park, while another two went to the Wind River Range.

SAVING THE SWANS

For several years now, the Wyoming Wetlands Society has been working with private landowners in an effort to restore Trumpeter Swans to what used to be their native habitats. Joe Ricketts has long been part of this program, maintaining an open area of water throughout the winter in a pond at his Jackson Fork Ranch for just this purpose. As of 2013, his breeding pair had hatched eight cygnets, four of whom were transferred to Yellowstone Park, while another two went to the Wind River Range.