Sumner Matteson

Sumner Matteson has worked as a nongame biologist, conservation biologist, and avian ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources since 1981. He has authored and co-authored many papers and reports on non-game birds, and for 25 years led the successful effort to restore trumpeter swans to Wisconsin, working with a diverse team of partners in the public and private sectors. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (BA, MS), he has lived in the Madison area for nearly 50 years. Also, he is a past president of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. His longtime interest in the history of Wisconsin conservation and in those interested in natural history study led to his development of the Wisconsin Naturalists Project, which resulted in this first volume.