We are an non-profit wildlife movement composed of highly motivated, strongly committed volunteers with a genuine love and concern for wildlife and the environment. Basically, we are pulling together resources and working with other non-profits to educate, facilitate, and rehabilitate. We will be having various events aimed at these objectives and are in need of a huge volunteer base. We just got started here and already our hands are full! This site will help us tremendously be able to touch our community and keep everybody updated on our progress and where we need them to volunteer.
We are always looking for opportunities to partner with other non-profit organizations around Mendocino County
and all of California. From the coast to the forest, we want to lend a helping hand.
The following are various non-profit organizations that we support.
Click on the logos, images and green text below to visit our recommended resources.
Wildlife needs our help. Human activity has changed and eliminated habitat, locally, and on the global scale, and birds, butterflies and other wildlife are pushed into ever-shrinking wilderness areas.
You can make a difference. You can invite wildlife back to your own yard and neighborhood by planting a simple garden that provides habitat. Imagine your garden teeming with singing songbirds, colorful butterflies, flitting hummingbirds, and other small wildlife.
From the tiny minnow to the majestic grizzly, wildlife and humans are integrally connected. Project WILD links students and wildlife through its mission to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment. This results in the making of informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive action concerning wildlife and the environment.
In addition to operating our Wildlife Hospital, we also provide numerous other resources to the local and larger community.
Our Living with Wildlife Hotline is available any time of day or night to help anyone deal safely with the wildlife they encounter.
We’ve also been a leader in developing new and innovative ways to address problem wildlife issues humanely with our WildCare Solutions service.
Our Nature Education programs reach young and old through a powerful combination of on-site, in-classroom, and in-the-wilderness programs.
Our Volunteer Programs allow people a hands-on way to make a real difference to wildlife and to the environment.
And when wildlife needs us to advocate on its behalf, we take a stand — and help you do so, too.
If their experience tells them they can expect to find food where humans live, with no resistance from those humans, then look for food they will.
If instead they realize that people will defend their ‘food caches and dens’ and not allow the bears to feel Welcome, they will not bother us.
When a person is fearful and runs from a bear (something one should never do) by retreating inside he is telling the animal “You are welcome here…I am not going to defend my territory”.
Too many bears now believe they can roam neighborhoods and even come into houses as this is what they have been told by humans reacting inappropriately during bear encounters, which often results in the death of a bear. Help us change that.
The Marine Mammal Center's rescue range extends along 600 miles of central and northern California coastline from San Luis Obispo through Mendocino counties.
To facilitate our mission of rescuing and rehabilitating marine mammals, we have field offices located in San Luis Obispo, Monterey, and Mendocino counties. We rely heavily on volunteers living in each part of our range to assess stranded animals, rescue them if necessary, provide triage and emergency care, and transport the animals using a relay system to our full-service veterinary hospital in Sausalito. At our hospital, other volunteers work in partnership with veterinary staff to rehabilitate the animals. All volunteers are welcome to participate in releases.
The Collaborative Network provides structure for addressing local ocean management needs.
Their Mission: Facilitating the evolution of local collaboratives for effective, transparent, grassroots stewardship of California’s marine protected areas.
There are many ways to "preserve and protect wildlife and habitat." The founders of IWRC chose to preserve and protect through the support of wildlife rehabilitation.
Wildlife rehabilitation is the act of providing temporary care for injured, sick or orphaned wildlife with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. By providing unique insights into issues affecting wildlife populations, species and habitats, wildlife rehabilitation contributes to wildlife conservation and protection worldwide.
The National Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association (NWRA) is dedicated to improving and promoting the profession of wildlife rehabilitation and its contributions to preserving natural ecosystems.
The Bird Rescue Center is a rehabilitation center for Sonoma County’s wild native birds. Our mission is to assist in the rescue, treatment and release of injured, orphaned or ill birds in the northern San Francisco Bay Area, and to educate the public regarding their ecological importance.
Each year, our experienced volunteer staff cares for over 1,000 songbirds brought to us from all areas of Sonoma County and beyond. From mockingbirds and robins to blackbirds and chickadees, we care for over 50 different species annually. We specialize in the care of insectivores such as swallows, swifts and flycatchers. Songbirds are a diverse group of species that require a high level of specialized and well-managed care.
Serving the northwest corner of California
Over 1200 injured wild animals per year are treated directly, and we address many more situations over the phone.
Whether a Hummingbird who’s collided with a window, a Raccoon hit by a car, or a Barn Owl poisoned by rodenticide, most of the cases we treat are the result of unfortunate interactions with human activity or infrastructure.
Found an Injured Wild Animal? Call us immediately at 707-822-8839
Do not place yourself in danger.
We are a community of neighbors and other dedicated folks united to protect Outlet Creek and it’s fragile environment from industrial pollution. We seek to maintain and improve the creek and its watershed as a viable habitat for riparian wildlife AND to protect the health of the area’s human residents. Outlet Creek is located in Mendocino County, California and begins its twenty plus mile journey in the north end of Little Lake Valley near the town of Willits.
The Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is a non regulatory, local agency supporting voluntary stewardship of natural resources on wild and working landscapes.
The UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
is a multi-disciplinary research and education facility in California’s north coast region. Celebrating our 60th anniversary during 2011, we are stewards of more than 5,300 acres of oak woodland, grassland, chaparral, and riparian environments.
Our mission is through science to find better ways to manage our natural resources and conduct sustainable agricultural practices, for the benefit of California’s citizens. Field experiments and demonstrations conducted here since 1951 have led to more than 1,400 publications in animal science, entomology, plant ecology, public health, watershed management, and wildlife biology.
It is increasingly important for all American students to become sophisticated thinkers of science. The BioKIDS/DeepThink research group is engaged in educational research to improve science learning in high-poverty, urban, elementary and middle school classrooms, with particular focus on the Detroit Public Schools.
In the face of accelerating environmental change, and with a growing number of children spending much of their time indoors and “connected to” various electronic devices, it is becoming more and more important for children to have the opportunity to learn about their relationship to and their place in the natural world. Every year, hundreds of Ukiah Unified School District students participate in the Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Program and begin to build a better understanding of that essential connection.