Global Headquarters - International Crane Foundation

International Crane Foundation



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Global Headquarters

The International Crane Foundation’s Headquarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA is the global center for the study and conservation of cranes. Through our programs, we enable staff, partners, and other leaders to practice conservation at the highest levels while responding to current and emergent threats to cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend.

From our headquarters in America’s Midwest, our efforts are making a difference for cranes and their habitats across the globe. Core programs include:

  • Leading the science of crane captive management and reintroduction.
  • Maintaining an on-site zoo featuring all 15 of the world’s crane species and an associated visitor education and outreach program.
  • Managing our native landscape, including more than 120 acres of restored prairie, oak savanna, and wetlands as an inspiration and training tool for others.
  • Advancing conservation leadership at every level.
  • Providing services that constitute the foundation for many crane conservation efforts worldwide, including expertise in educational programming, veterinary medicine, geographic information systems, and measures of conservation success.


Click on the above image to view our webinar playlist – Conservation Leadership at Our Global Headquarters. Photo by Tom Lynn.

“We work across the broad landscapes where cranes live, and we have positioned ourselves to coordinate knowledge and action on threats to the health of cranes from a global perspective.”

Read more about our conservation medicine program.



Key programs of the Global Headquarters are led by the staff of the International Crane Foundation and trusted local partners.

Kim Boardman

Kim Boardman
Curator of Birds


Rose Boyajian
Gift Shop Manager

Erica Cochrane

Dr. Erica Cochrane
Conservation Measures Manager


Jessica Colvin

Tom Davis

Tom Davis
Facilities Supervisor

Cynthia Gitter

Cynthia Gitter
Assistant Curator of Birds

Barry Hartup

Dr. Barry Hartup
Director of Conservation Medicine


Jeff Johnson
Facility Technician

Sue Lakin

Sue Lakin
Veterinary Technician


Ben Lam
Education Program Coordinator


Darcy Love
Managing Director – Cranes of the World


Dorn Moore
Geospatial and Information Services Manager

Kim Smith

Kim Smith
Vice President-Chief Operations Officer

Kyle Tainter

Kyle Tainter
Senior Aviculturist


Demetra Toniolo
Visitor Services Coordinator


Marianne Wellington
Senior Aviculturist and Chick-rearing Supervisor


Jacob Wood
Facility Technician


Association of Zoos & Aquariums


National Association for Interpretation


Nature Net


Crane Specialist Group


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