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Tundra swan protection project underway near Rose Lake

A pilot project currently underway south of Rose Lake, Idaho, could help protect tundra swans from future lead poisoning from historic mining waste.


Tundra swans flock to restored Idaho wetlands

Hundreds of tundra swans suddenly rose off of a marsh, the strokes of their powerful wings making a whistling sound as they flew. They landed a short distance away at …


Late springs prove fatal for swans

We’d like to think we live in a relatively pristine area without need for environmental regulations or Superfund help. But 150 or so tundra swans a year tell us something …


Wetland project a boon for birds along Coeur d’Alene River

Tundra swans that stop to feed in Mike Schlepp’s wetlands won’t end up with gullets full of lead. Since 2007, the federal government has worked to transform 400 acres of …


Tundra swans on migration make Inland Northwest stops

Tundra swans are moving through the Inland Northwest on their annual migration from wintering grounds in the western U.S. to the marshes of western Alaska.


Toxic marshes deadly to swans

ROSE LAKE, Idaho – Even near death, tundra swans are graceful. Snowy necks arch and flex as the birds – victims of lead poisoning – gasp for breath. Wings rise …