Winchester Academy hosts conservation researcher
Anne Lacy will discuss how Wisconsin is protecting a rare crane at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
Of the 15 species of cranes found in the world, two – the most common species, the sandhill, and the rarest, the whooping – are found in Wisconsin.
Lacy, with the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, will describe the history of sandhill crane conservation and how it has rebounded from a population nadir in the 1930s to become a common sight in Wisconsin.
Now the International Crane Foundation is trying to have the same success with the rare whooping crane, which has been reintroduced into the Wisconsin landscape only since 2001. Lacy will offer some some insight into the difficulties and successes of this ongoing reintroduction project.
Lacy began working with the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in 2000 as an intern with the Field Ecology Department. She accepted a full-time position as a research associate, and later began coordinating the foundation’s long-term sandhill crane research.
She recently began working with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership to study the newly reintroduced whooping cranes in Wisconsin.
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