The Wyoming Wetlands Society (WWS), is a 501 – (C) (3) non-profit organization based in Jackson, Wyoming. The primary objectives of WWS are to aid in the restoration of the Rocky Mountain Population of Trumpeter Swans and to protect, preserve, restore and enhance the wetlands they depend on. All of this is accomplished through partnerships with private landowners, state and federal agencies, and other non-profit organizations.
Since its inception in 1986, WWS has created several projects to accomplish these goals. Our Trumpeter Swan Captive Breeding Program is currently producing upwards of 40 cygnets per year. In 2011, our program will have grown to at least 12 captive breeding pairs that may produce 60 cygnets or more per year. In addition to the breeding program, WWS played a major role in the Canadian Egg Collection Project. Over a three-year period, we successfully hatched and raised nearly 150 cygnets from this project alone.
WWS also works to restore wetlands in and around the area of Jackson, WY. Some of the projects include the restoration of gravel pits to reestablish historic wetland habitat south of Jackson and improvement of existing water control structures to restore habitat that is critical for many native wildlife species. Our beaver relocation project was implemented in 2004 to assist local landowners by live trapping and relocating problem beaver. The beaver trapped in this program are relocated to areas of the Gros Ventre River and adjacent drainages to restore, create, and maintain wetland habitat.
Both the Trumpeter Swan and Wetland Restoration projects have provided us with many avenues to educate the public on the importance of this magnificent bird and the habitat they and many other wildlife species depend on. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about us but always feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to get involved.