Our Mission

Founded in 1997 in Cedar City Utah, we are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and education.

Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release

The Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah (SWF) cares for more than 100 sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife annually. Restoring them to health and returning them to the wild is our primary goal.

Informing, Educating and Inspiring

The SWF provides over 100 educational programs reaching over 30,000 people annually. We believe providing educational outreach programs to schools, scout groups and community events, with focus on children and families, will make the greatest impact in preserving our wildlife, the environment, our public lands and our resources for future generations to enjoy.

Increased educational opportunities mean an increased awareness, knowledge and appreciation for the land we call home.


Wildlife Ambassadors



Bud the Golden Eagle

Thumper the Harris Hawk

BG the Northern Goshawk

Piper the Prairie Falcon

Cirrus the Prairie Falcon

Our Team

Internet Advisory Committee

  • Linda B
  • Kat W
  • Fran T
  • Clemens

Volunteer Team

  • Roy Tryon
  • Douglas Chang
  • Jacqualine Grant
  • Lisa Cretsinger
  • Vicki Swasey
  • Charles Swasey
  • Susan Wishner
  • Mark Houskeeper
  • Pat Pfeiffer
  • Tim Pfeiffer
  • Kevin Andrews
  • Emma Wood
  • Melissa Shannon
  • Shelley Sanchez
  • Ali Jacobson
  • KayAnne Cantonwine
  • Sarah Brinton
  • Nedra Mansor

Channel Musician


Our thanks to Casey for donating special acoustic versions of his music for use on our YouTube Channel!

Casey is an independent singer/songwriter with influences from the likes of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Tallest Man on Earth, Bon Iver, Mandolin Orange, and The Lumineers.

You can support Casey by clicking the "Follow" button on his Spotify artist page and including his songs in your playlists. Casey will be releasing a new song each month on Spotify, all recorded from a DIY home closet studio.

Learn more about Casey here

Executive Team

Martin Tyner, CEO

Martin as Founder and CEO has been at the helm of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah since the beginning. In addition to his Wildlife and Environmental experience, knowledge and licenses, he brings a wealth of project management and business acumen to the organization.



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Board of Directors

Martin Tyner, Founder & CEO

At age twelve, Martin Tyner started caring for the sick, injured and orphaned creatures in his home town of Simi Valley, CA. At age nineteen, Tyner was hired as curator of birds of prey at Busch Gardens, CA. He worked in the movie and television industry training big cats, elephants, primates, sea mammals and raptors.

Martin Tyner is a federally licensed falconer, eagle falconer, wildlife rehabilitator, wildlife propagator, and wildlife and environmental educator. He has been providing wildlife and environmental programs throughout the western United States, to schools, scouts and community groups for over forty years.

Susan Tyner, Co-founder & Secretary

Susan and Martin moved to Cedar City, UT, in the winter of 1979 where they raised two children. In 1982 they opened Tyner’s Pets and Dog Grooming where Martin ran the pet shop and Susan groomed dogs.

Susan volunteered as a leader in 4-H, developing the Guide Dog for the Blind puppy program in Southern Utah. She has been grooming dogs professionally for over thirty years and is an award-winning, international, creative groomer.

Patrick Shannon, President

Mark Browne, Treasurer

I have been involved with the Southwest Wildlife Foundation for the past 9 years as treasurer. It is exciting to see the growth that the foundation has had during that time.

When I started with SWF, I was the Coordinator of Volunteers for the Cedar City Police Department. I started the Volunteers in Police Service and ran it for 8 years.

Prior to retiring and moving to Utah, I worked for U.S. Lock in Ontario, Ca. as Operations Manager. In 2005 I came to Utah to relax and enjoy my retirement. In 2012 my wife of more than 30 years, Joanne, passed away due to Cancer of the Gall Bladder. Since then I have remarried and Liz and I now live in St. George, UT. I remain committed to the success of the foundation and try to support Martin and Susan any way I can.

The goals of the SWF, Wildlife rehabilitation, Education, and the development of the nature park, are all important to me. Our success is very important.

Ben Herring

Sumner Swaner


Financials 2021

Platinum Transparency

Enoch Wildlife Rescue has earned the Guidestar Platinum Transparency Seal for 2021

138 Migratory Birds (41 species)

  • 9 mammals (3 species) We rehabilitated and released 74 of the 147 critters Just over 50% released back to the wild
  • Invasive Species Cannot be released to the wild, One dove was transferred to a home as a pet 27 died or were euthanized since they can’t legally be released.

36 Educational Programs

  • 26 programs with the live Birds of Prey
  • 10 livestream programs with 1 to 3 live raptors
  • Livestream programs helped increase our audience for programs this year to over 100,000
Enoch Wildlife Rescue Financials

Enoch Wildlife Rescue Annual Report
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