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By Andi Bourne

Twelve Years of Swan Restoration


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Eight cygnets were released Sept. 8 on Jones Lake near Ovando as a part of the Blackfoot Trumpeter Swan Restoration Prograam.

OVANDO - The Blackfoot Trumpeter Swan Restoration Program marked its 12th year of releasing swans in the Blackfoot Valley Sept. 8. Eight trumpeter swan cygnets were released at Jones Lake near Ovando in an effort to restore trumpeter swans to their historical territory in the Blackfoot Valley.

State Coordinator for the Montana Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Greg Neudecker led the program in which seven area schools participated in the release. While the birds were being banded and photos taken, Neudecker spoke about trumpeter swan history in the Blackfoot Valley, biology, habitat an...

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