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Factors Governing the Quantity and Quality of Habitat for Wintering Swans in Northwestern Washington

Duration

June 2009 - June 2012

Narrative

(1) Determine present and future carrying capacity of swan habitat within Northwestern Washington (WDFW Region 4).

(2) Determine the sources of lead poisoning of swans in Skagit and Snohomish Counties.

(3) Develop management recommendations for ensuring adequate habitat for wintering swans while minimizing impacts to agricultural lands.

The proposed research would be conducted within the context of continued hazing of swans from Judson Lake or remediation of existing lead shot contamination within the lake.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Cooperative Research Unit Program

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