Speaker: Sumner Matteson
A celebration of unique private/state partnerships featuring an exploration of the history, challenges, and development of Wisconsin's Trumpeter Swan Recovery Program spanning the end of one century and beginning of another.
*Identify clear, obtainable research/management objectives.
*Identify/implement funding strategy early on; take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
*Remain open to new/different approaches (decoy-rearing; release of swans on Bad River Indian Reservation).
*Recruit/build upon partnerships.
*Celebrate successes with partners, learn from failures/disappointments.
*Persist; visualize reaching goal.