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Raptor Resource Project: 2022 Director’s Message

John Howe, RRP Director

Welcome – this year is coming to a close and I can’t help but look back with a feeling of accomplishment. It has seemed like a tough couple of years and I am ready for some R&R. You may think I’m referring to Rest & Relaxation. Yes, we can all use that, but I’m thinking about Renewal and Research. Life can be harsh in the natural world, and we have followed many recent changes and challenges that have led to

Program Spotlight: Golden Eagle Tracking

Brett Mandernack measures a Golden Eagle's hallux claw

We initiated a Golden Eagle research study in January of 2022 and are monitoring wintering Golden Eagles in the Driftless Area to learn more about their movement on their winter and summer ranges. We are looking at potential nest locations, seasonal migration patterns and timing, and route fidelity. Research is being conducted under the guidance and permits of RRP’s Jeff Worrell, former director of the National Eagle Center, and raptor biologist Brett Mandernack. This year we trapped two Golden Eagles,

Partner Spotlight: Dairyland Power

RRP Founder Bob Anderson and Dairyland Power Biologist John Thiel with a nestbox

The Raptor Resource Project has partnered with Dairyland Power since 1993, when RRP founder Bob Anderson contacted Dairyland to see if the cooperative would volunteer to help recovery efforts for the Peregrine Falcon. Dairyland Power’s Alma and Genoa stacks, located between high bluffs and the Mississippi River, were the perfect spot for a falcon family and might give the species a toehold back in the river valley. Dairyland Power welcomed the plan and a raptor neighborhood was hatched! In March

Leaving a Legacy: Legacy Gifting and the Bob Anderson Memorial Scholarship

October 9, 2022: A stunning sunrise from the top of Great Spirit Bluff.

Has watching the Decorah Eagles, the Decorah North Eagles, the Great Spirit Bluff Falcons, or the Mississippi Flyway made a difference in your life? A legacy gift has a profound impact on how we fulfill our mission and is a tribute to your care for the wildlife, wild places, and friends you’ve come to love. We know that the excitement and joy of watching eagles and falcons raise their young can be a motivational factor to get up every day.