Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP):
Partners in Bringing Back the Cranes

WCEP: Who Does What?
Project Part
Which Partner Does It?
Who's in Charge?
Breeding, Incubation, Hatching, Rearing, Health Care before the chicks are transported from Maryland to Wisconsin for "Flight School." Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC) in Maryland
Rearing, Imprinting, Early Conditioning to the ultralight body during "Ground School" in Maryland before the chicks are transported to Wisconsin
Operation Migration (OM)
and PWRC
Summer "'Flight School"
at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin
and PWRC
Migration from Wisconsin to Florida OM
and PWRC
Winter Monitoring of chicks in Florida at Chassahowitzka
National Wildlife Refuge ("Chass") and St. Marks NWR
Operation Migration and International Crane Foundation (ICF)

Tracking of the older Whooping Cranes in the new Eastern Flock ICF and USFWS
Direct Autumn Release (DAR) Program ICF and USFWS

Information Courtesy of Operation Migration