22nd Trumpeter Swan Society Conference

Photograph by Gail Miller

October 10-14, 2011   ~   Polson, Montana

The biennial conferences of TTSS provide the only public forum in North America that brings together private citizens and conservation groups, policy makers, swan managers, and researchers to examine the status and needs of Trumpeter Swans in the U.S. and Canada and to work together to make all populations secure.
We invite you to attend!

Join us in Polson, Montana to confer on Trumpeter Swan conservation and help chart the Society's course for the future. The conference will put special emphasis on the status of swans in the Western United States, including updates about the status and management of the Pacific and Interior Populations of Trumpeter Swans. There will be progress reports on topics such as lead poisoning in British Columbia and Washington State and expansion of Trumpeter Swan populations elsewhere. Learn about Trumpeter Swan restoration efforts in western Montana, as well as challenging issues facing swans in the Pacific Northwest.


(posted 09/27/11)

The conference will include a field trip to wetlands in which Trumpeter Swans are being restored as a viable breeding species in Montana's Flathead Indian Reservation and the nearby Blackfoot River Drainage.

For those who plan to spend some time in western Montana and nearby British Columbia or Alberta, there are close attractions at Glacier-Waterton International Peace Parks and Banff National Park, as well as nearby Canadian National and Provincial Parks. The National Bison Range is near and Yellowstone National Park, although farther away, is within a day's driving distance.


TTSS Conference Registration Form


The Trumpeter Swan Society
22nd Conference
12615 County Road 9
PLYMOUTH, MN 55441-1248

To Pay By Credit Card Follow These Instructions:

  1. FIRST, fill out your Registration Form (above, download, print and mail to TTSS by mail). This form will help you understand what you will sign up for in the credit card transaction.
  2. Then, go to GIFTSTORE section of this website
  3. Click on the Credit Card Logo on the left side of the page
  4. Select options for Registration, or if there for less than the full Conference, then select Field Trip, Banquet, etc. and put those in YOUR CART
  5. When decided, return to the top of the page and click on GO TO CHECKOUT


For more conference information, please contact:

John Cornely: (303) 933-9861 | Email John or
Madeleine Linck at The Trumpeter Swan Society
12615 County Rd. 9, Suite 100, Plymouth, MN 55441
(763)694-7851 | Email Madeleine

For specific conference site information, contact:
Dale Becker at (406) 883-2888, ext. 7278 | Email Dale or
visit http://www.polsonchamber.com or http://www.kwataqnuk.com.

The 22nd Conference will focus on both the successes and challenges involved with long-term management of Trumpeter Swans. Special attention will also be given to the status, management, and conservation of Trumpeter Swans in the Pacific Flyway. Presentations will examine the restoration accomplishments and lessons learned and discuss the future challenges to Trumpeter Swan conservation. In addition, the conference will include sessions on the biology, habitat concerns, and management of Trumpeter Swan populations throughout North America. Papers and posters on the biology and management of Tundra Swans and Mute Swans and/or their interactions with Trumpeter Swans are also invited.

We strongly encourage private partners, agency managers, and biologists involved in Trumpeter Swan restoration, management, and research to participate.


Accommodations are available at:

Best Western KwaTaqNuk Resort
49708 US Highway 93 East
Polson, Montana 59860

For reservations (U.S. and Canada) call:
Direct Toll Free: 1-800-882-6363
Phone: 1-406-883-3636

Room rates (single or double) for Conference attendees are $79 (city view) or $89 (lake view), plus 7% % tax. Conference block of rooms is under the name Trumpeter Swan Society. High speed internet, exercise room, pool, casino and walking distance to downtown shops and Flathead Lake. To guarantee a room at this price, reservations must be made prior to September 9, 2011.

Swans in Flight
Photograph by Hal Everett


IF you would like to further explore the area, here are some helpful links:

CSKT Tribal Wildlife Management Program
Dale Becker and Janene Lichtenberg, CSKT Tribal Wildlife Management Program