Despite a normal snowpack, the Blackfoot River experienced low water levels for much of the summer.
2022 turned out to be a banner year for trumpeter swans in the Blackfoot watershed.
By Blackfoot Challenge staff Hard to believe it’s already two months into 2023. We don’t want to let too much of this year roll by without recognizing all of our […]
By Elaine Caton, Swan Restoration Coordinator Written for the Montana Loon Society‘s 2021 Newsletter In 2005, the Blackfoot Challenge in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service began an […]
By Elaine Caton, Trumpeter Swan Restoration Program Coordinator In spite of a worldwide pandemic and all the associated changes to human life that have gone with it, I’m happy to […]
By Elaine Caton Spring (or Mud Season, as we tend to call it around here) is returning to the Blackfoot, and so are the Trumpeter Swans. The first swans were […]
By Elaine Caton, Trumpeter Swan Restoration Program Coordinator In July we captured two non-nesting adult swans in the Blackfoot and fitted them with very lightweight collars with GPS units. These […]
By Elaine Caton, Trumpeter Swan Restoration Program Coordinator This past spring saw quite a few days of cool, wet weather in the Blackfoot, which seemed to affect our swan productivity […]
Many Blackfoot residents have noticed the unusually high numbers of Snow Geese (along with swans and ducks) in the watershed this year, and that they have been staying around longer […]
This time of year, as well as in the fall, I have to take a close look at–or listen to–any swans I see, to know which species I’m observing. While […]