September 1997, the SWF or (Southwest Wildlife Foundation) is a 501 (c)
(3) non-profit public organization, to provide wildlife rehabilitation and
to promote wildlife education.
Wildlife Foundation is dedicated to wildlife rescue, wildlife
and environmental education."
The SWF cares
for more than 50 sick, injured & orphaned native wildlife each year.
Restoring them to health and returning them to the wild is our primary goal
but for those that cannot be released due to disabilities, the Nature Center
can provide them with a permanent home in a natural setting while enhancing
your educational experience when visiting the park.
With its focus on wildlife and
environmental education, the SWF provides approximately 100
programs, reaching over 30, 000 people annually.
In October 2000, Rocky Mountain
Power, formerly Utah Power, donated 22.6 majestic canyon acres in
Cedar City, Utah to create a permanent wildlife rescue facility and nature
park. Nestled between beautiful red sandstone mountains, it sits
on the transition point between the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin.
In the Spring
of 2003 a paved walking and bicycle trail was built through this
property with matching funds from Utah Division of Parks and Recreation and
Cedar city, connecting the 23 acre nature park area to the city's existing
In 2004 the
National Park Service awarded a technical assistance "grant' to plan and
build support for the development of the Southwestern Utah Nature Center.
from Utah and Nevada have worked on a number of projects which include
rehabilitation facilities, program areas, and signs for the property.
In 2002 the
George S. and Dolores Dore` Eccles Foundation donated a vehicle to
assist with the transportation needs of both the educational outreach
programs and wildlife rehabilitation and continue to assist with the
expenses of providing educational outreach programs.
We are currently working on a
capital campaign to build a visitors center, where visitors can
receive information, and experience exhibits and programs on wildlife,
plants, the environment and natural history.
Donations are appreciated!
Board of Directors
Rodger Chambers, President
Lisa Hendrickson, Vice President
Susan Tyner, Secretary
Mark Browne, Treasurer
Martin Tyner, Founder & CEO,
Director of wildlife rehabilitation & education
Steve Miner, Board Member
Tim Cretsinger, Board Member
Helen Russo, Board Member