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West Coast Crane Working Group

Cranes, the wetlands' ambassadors

Dancing Cranes

Glen Rabena, 2001
Northwest Coast Native Artist

The West Coast Crane Working Group (WCCWG) is a regional technical workgroup of the North American Crane Working Group (NACWG). The NACWG is a member of the Crane Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of The World Conservation Union (IUCN) based in Gland, Switzerland. 

The WCCWG receives support from The Paul L King Charitable Foundation, The Foley/Frischkorn Wildlife and Conservation Fund, and Chevron Research and Technology Company, The Felburn Foundation and other appreciated supporters.

This site is graciously host by the International Crane Foundation.


North American Crane Working Group Board Directors

Dr. Glenn Olsen, President, DVM, US Geological Service, Patuxent, Maryland

Dr. Felipe Chavez-Ramirez, PhD., Vice-President, Executive Director, Whooping Crane Trust, Nebraska

Thomas Hoffmann, Treasurer, Volunteer, British Columbia and Ohio

Tracy Grazia, Secretary, Biologist, Vermont

Richard Urbanek, International Crane Foundation, Wisconsin

Marilyn Spalding, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Florida

Jane Austin, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Nebraska



Last updated: 10/23/2006