Education plays a key role in TWRC’s mission. TWRC provides an educational component to our rehabilitation center as a way to raise awareness about human-wildlife interactions. TWRC believes that public education and the development of pride in and concern for wildlife are critical to healthy wildlife populations.
TWRC partners with local and state organizations to reduce human wildlife conflict. Our goal is to call attention to areas where conflicts are frequent and to provide a solution. Such partnered solutions include wildlife crossing structures and warning signs along busy roads, protection of vital wildlife movement corridors, fence pulling and habitat restoration. TWRC aims to not only rehabilitate animals, but to be proactive in preventing human-wildlife conflict.
TWRC provides opportunities for students, aspiring wildlife rehabilitators, and biologists to further their knowledge and experience of working directly with wildlife. TWRC can offer college credit to students who wish to work through an internship. This opportunity not only provides TWRC with extra support, but provides students and volunteers an experience unlike any other, in an area world-renowned for its intact ecosystem and diverse wildlife.
Captive Breeding and Restoration Program
One of the highest aspirations for TWRC as well as the most challenging is to develop a captive breeding and restoration program for threatened, endangered and sensitive species in the West. This program will be developed over time in close cooperation with our partners.