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Mountain lions and trumpeter swans are topics of two seminars at Bald Eagle Appreciation Days     Send a link to a friend

[JAN. 11, 2005]  KEOKUK, Iowa -- Mountain lions and trumpeter swans will be the subjects of wildlife seminars offered during Bald Eagle Appreciation Days this weekend. Ron Andrews, of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will be in Keokuk on Saturday to give the two seminars. His presentations will be near the Plaza Cinema in River City Mall and are free to the public.

The first seminar, at 11 a.m., will be an update on mountain lion sightings and a status report to date. Besides history and current status of mountain lions, the program will include mountain lion biology, how to identify mountain lion signs and sightings, and what the public should do if they encounter a mountain lion.

The second seminar, at 2 p.m., will be an update on the current status of trumpeter swans in Iowa. The Trumpeter Swan Restoration Program began in 1995 with a goal of 15 free-flying, nesting trumpeter swans by 2003. That goal has been reached, and the program's new goal is 25 nesting pairs by 2006. A phenomenal partnership effort by the public and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has made the program successful. The slogan "Trumpeting the Cause for Wetlands" helps the department promote the many values of wetlands, including the fact that wetlands are the most diverse habitat in existence.

A question-and-answer session will follow each presentation.

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Andrews graduated from Iowa State University in 1967 with a bachelor of science degree in fisheries and wildlife biology. Since 1968 he has been furbearer research specialist for what is now the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

His presentations are a part of the Bald Eagle Appreciation Days celebration Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by the Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau and the Lee County Conservation Board.

For more information call (800) 383-1219, e-mail or visit

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