The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah (WRCNU) is a fledgling not-for-profit organization that has quickly become the largest rehabilitation center in Utah; helping more than two thousand injured and/or orphaned wildlife yearly. Our mission statement is:
“Through wildlife rehabilitation and education we will empower the community to engage in conservation and responsible stewardship of wildlife and habitat.”
The WRCNU is licensed to rehabilitate birds and small mammals. This means we care for everything from hummingbirds to eagles, chipmunks to beaver. Ninety-five percent of the animals we treat come to us because of some human caused impact so we also focus intently on education. We go to schools and other community events spreading the message of the impact humans have on wildlife and habitat and teaching them how conservation and caring for wildlife and habitat is easy and beneficial for all.
Pictured on left:
“Phoenix”, the golden eagle that survived a human-caused
wildfire during the summer of 2012 and is still awaiting release.
How to get involved with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah
Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. An integral part of our mission, our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are amazingly dedicated and hardworking people. They range from the ages of six to seventy-two and all bring a wonderful mesh of experiences, personalities and ideas to our center. We love our volunteers and really appreciate the precious time they devote to ensuring the survival and release of our many animals. Along with our volunteers the center has one Wildlife Specialist on staff at all times and two fledgling apprentice wildlife rehabbers. All of our animals are cared for in a professional manner and have full access to wildlife and avian veterinarians when needed. Come and be a part of our specialized team! Know what it is like to make a difference and release a wild animal back into its natural habitat. To volunteer please call Jen Dummer at 801-814-7888 to schedule an orientation or email Jen at email@example.com.
We need volunteers in the following areas:
- Grant Writing
- Animal Husbandry
- Office work/record keeping/ mailings
- Educational programs (after gaining adequate experience)
- Community outreach
- Event planning/Marketing
- Boy Scout Eagle projects
- Corporate and group projects
- Writing newsletters
- Caring for injured or orphaned raptors (after gaining adequate experience)
- Artistry (kids crafts,brochures,posters, etc)
Pictured above: “5 and 6”, two of the six beavers rescued from the Willard Bay Chevron diesel spill during the late spring of 2013. Five of the six beavers have been released.
Complete a Community Support Project
We are always looking for community support projects to be worked on by volunteers. These projects help support our center and wildlife in a variety of ways. If you are interested contact DaLyn Erickson 801-814-7888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss project ideas. Projects are based on current need for the center. We are always interested in new project ideas from our volunteers to help improve WRCNU. Some projects that people have done for us in the past are, portable vestibules, kennel carpeting, bird perches, bird room netting, sheeting kennels, needs list fundraisers and more! All projects must be approved by WRCNU before attempted.
Above: The Health Career Occupations Program (HCOP) from Weber State University not only helped a lot within the center itself but also put on a “Needs List” drive to help keep our center going. Thank you so much guys!
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah
1490 Park Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84401
Center for Community Engaged Learning
2113 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-2113