Cascades Raptor Center's Mission
Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, Cascades Raptor Center fosters a connection between people and birds of prey. Our goal is to help the human part of the natural community learn to value, understand, and honor the role of wildlife in preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
To accomplish this, CRC has two primary means:
Rehabilitation and release of orphaned, sick, and injured wildlife,
primarily birds of prey (raptors), using the highest standards of medical
treatment and care, and the best facilities possible.
Public Education designed to enhance the awareness, respect,
appreciation, and care of the earth and all its inhabitants so critical for
a balanced and healthy planet. CRC uses live, permanently
disabled/non-releasable birds, along with visual media and written material,
to create a positive, first-hand experience of wildlife through on-site visits to the Nature Center and
off-site presentations and exhibits at schools and public events.
This we know: the earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth. All things are connected like blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth. Humanity does not weave the web of life; we are merely strands in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
- Attributed to Chief Seattle, Duwamish