Teton Raptor Center

Teton Raptor Center - Wilson

Apr 2, 2015
Teton Raptor Center

Where education and conservation take flight!

Teton Raptor Center is a non-profit organization of conservation biologists, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, educators, researchers and volunteers working together to help birds of prey and promote environmental health through veterinary care and rehabilitation, educational programs and conservation research. They are located at the historic Hardeman Ranch, a Jackson Hole Land Trust protected property in Wilson, Wyoming.

Owls have been getting stuck inside portable toilets on public lands across the country… But, Grant Teton National Park has found an innovative way to protect them.

The first report of an owl stuck in a “Porta Potty” at Grand Teton National Park came from a land manager who was performing routine maintenance. He took a picture of the owl and sent it to Amy McCarthy, executive director of the Teton Raptor Center.

McCarthy says the photo and all of the anecdotal evidence gathered from across the country since then has been compelling.