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"WRCNU LOVES Eagle Scouts!"
Roland Rammell
Nov 30, 2012 | 3688 views | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Roland Rammell
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Roland Rammell completed the second of our two largest and most expensive Eagle Projects for WRCNU. His project was to lead the completion of our second large Eagle Enclosure (Mews); identical to Weston’s. As with the first, we hope this enclosure will one day house a non-releasable Eagle Ambassador for public education programs to include Eagle Courts of Honor. THANK YOU Roland!
Skyler Shupe
Nov 26, 2012 | 843 views | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Skyler Shupe
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Skyler Shupe completed his project with WRCNU by building five raptor enclosure (mews) vestibules to ensure birds in our care do not accidentally escape before they are ready. We are very pleased with the results and now have vestibules on all of our mews! Thanks Skyler!
Steven Sandoval
Nov 26, 2012 | 761 views | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Steven Sandoval
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Steven Sandoval completed his Eagle Project with WRCNU when he planned, coordinated and led the construction project of three avian enclosure vestibules. Vestibules help prevent the inadvertent escape of raptors during their care at our Center and we needed these very badly. Thanks Steven for your help with getting this badly needed task completed!
Logan Bolingbroke
Nov 26, 2012 | 722 views | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Logan Bolingbroke
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Logan Bolingbroke Completed an important project saving WRCNU staff and volunteers hundreds of hours of wasted time over the years ahead. His project enclosed a large portion of our 5,000 sq ft main kennel to prevent avian escapees from getting on top of the enclosures where they are very difficult to recapture. Thank you Logan, for alleviating a huge “headache” for WRCNU.
Austin Carr
Nov 26, 2012 | 701 views | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Austin Carr
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Austin Carr completed his WRCNU Supply / Food Drive by bringing in hundreds of pounds of badly needed supplies to help us get through the busy seasons ahead. His drive was the first to make a large “dent” in our need for hand and power tools by supplying some very nice “tool kits” for our needs. Thank you Austin!
Jacob Weir
Nov 26, 2012 | 716 views | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jacob Weir
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Jacob Weir completed a massive project, coordinating the donation and pick up of huge rolls of carpet meeting WRCNU’s specific needs and then leading a large group of volunteers to cut it to exact sizes for our animals’ caging needs. This project took months to coordinate and collect all the required materials and will benefit WRCNU for years to come. Jacob is also a long time volunteer with WRCNU lending his hand and skills in many projects from feeding wildlife, cleaning cages, building enclosures, perches and much, much more. Thank You Jacob, we APPRECIATE YOU!
Weston Barnett
Nov 26, 2012 | 779 views | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Weston Barnett
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Weston Barnett completed the largest and most expensive Eagle Project so far for WRCNU. His project was to plan and manage the donations and completion of a large Eagle Enclosure (Mews). We hope this enclosure will one day house a non-releasable Eagle Ambassador for public education programs to include Eagle Courts of Honor. THANK YOU Weston!
Justin Parry
Nov 26, 2012 | 657 views | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Justin Parry
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Justin Parry Completed a big project for WRCNU providing us with a “Virtual (computer) Tour” of our facilities so the general public can get a view of what it’s like “behind the scenes”. As part of the virtual tour project Justin found and donated the computer equipment and his mom made a lovely table cloth adorned with the American Bald Eagle. Justin also enhanced our Volunteer Awards Program by building us three beautiful wall plagues to display our 250 hour, 500 hour and 1,000 hour award winners.
Caleb Woolston
Jan 12, 2012 | 2775 views | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Caleb Woolston completed our 4-phased picnic table project (Dec 17, 2011) by providing three picnic areas with a nicely bordered pea gravel base. Caleb directed the development and construction of three areas to house three tables that would eliminate having to move tables to mow the grass, would keep the weeds down and allowed securing the tables to prevent unauthorized relocation or theft. Nice job Caleb, Thanks!
Josh Reeder
Jan 12, 2012 | 1016 views | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Josh Reeder was given the task of developing unique songbird perching for our new indoor songbird flight cages. Without an example, Josh had to come up with the total design based on “an idea” we gave him and the end result was amazing. His design is not only being used during rehabilitation, but has the added benefit of being used during the birds’ release back into the wild by providing a “relocate-able and familiar” transitional perch/feeder for the area of release. Josh delivered his project on December 5, 2011. Thank you Josh—great effort!
Mike Lacefield
Jan 12, 2012 | 1001 views | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Mike Lacefield completed phase III of our picnic table project (Dec 4, 2011) when he built and delivered the final three tables of a larger WRCNU project. Mike managed the funding, purchase of materials and construction of tables to our specifications allowing us to have picnicking areas for WRCNU visitors and volunteers during our many beautiful Utah days at the mouth of Ogden Canyon. Great job Mike, THANKS!
Cameron Hyre
Jan 12, 2012 | 968 views | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Cameron Hyre completed his Eagle Project on November 26, 2011. Cameron completed phase II of a 4-phased WRCNU project when he delivered three full-sized picnic tables for our outdoor faculties. These tables will allow visitors and volunteers to relax in our beautiful outdoor setting at the mouth of the Ogden Canyon. They will allow for seating for outdoor education programs during our long beautiful summers when no one wants to be stuck inside! Thanks Cameron!
Kemp Smith
Jan 12, 2012 | 940 views | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Kemp Smith finished his amazing Eagle Project for WRCNU on November 19, 2011. Kemp’s project involved planning, development, construction and installation of a massive educational display centered in our new Education Room. His project provides many self-guided education displays including hands-on activities for kids, a beautiful mountain scene mural as a backdrop for our education programs, WRCNU mission statement and other signage, beautiful wood carvings and taxidermy displays. Thank you Kemp for this great enhancement to our education program!
Grayson Ombach
Nov 10, 2011 | 1389 views | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Like we said, October was a BIG month for eagle projects. Grayson Ombach completed his project expanding WRCNU’s ability to release passerines ten-fold. As stated earlier our dream of 8 songbird flight cages (two Eagle Projects) became a reality when both Grayson and his cousin Jaxson took on separate but identical projects which completed our entire songbird flight room in a very short period. Again, this was a huge project with long lasting effects on returning strong healthy birds to the wilds fast. Thanks ANOTHER Million Grayson!
Jaxson Ombach
Nov 10, 2011 | 1016 views | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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October was a big month for eagle projects. Jaxson Ombach completed his project helping to expand WRCNU’s ability to release passerines ten-fold. WRCNU expected their dream of 8 songbird flight cages (two Eagle Projects) to be a long way out and at best we’d only get 4 done at a time, but we lucked out and got two scouts (Jaxson & Grayson) working on their separate projects which completed our entire songbird flight room in a very short period. This was a massive project that will have a long lasting effect on returning strong healthy birds to the wilds quickly. Thanks a Million Jaxson!
Alex Harper
Sep 29, 2011 | 1292 views | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Alex Harper completed his Eagle Project for the WRCNU with a truck load delivery of supplies! Alex committed to supplying WRCNU with premeasured and cut squares of carpet, which are used to pad the bottom of our animal enclosures. He and his troop measured and cut nearly 100 carpet pads which he delivered to our facility on September 25, 2011. Alex went above and beyond his original requirements by creating a letter requesting donations of not only carpet for his project, but things like paper towels, sheets, soap, bleach, and other badly needed consumables. This eagle project will be one that will greatly offset our costs of operation for the next couple of months and allow us to focus our limited public donations to food and care for our patients. Alex, this was a very well organized and executed Eagle Project. We are deeply appreciative of what you have done for us. Thank you.
Danny Frank
Sep 09, 2011 | 1152 views | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Danny Frank delivered his eagle project to WRCNU over the Labor Day Weekend (09/2011). Danny led a team of scouts in the planning and building of an outdoor Tree Squirrel enclosure. This enclosure will provide safe housing for young squirrels while they become conditioned and acclimated to living outdoors just prior to their release back to the wild. WRCNU expects to get a lot of use out of this project during our 2012 wild baby animal season. Thanks Danny!
Bryce Johnson
Sep 04, 2011 | 1145 views | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Bryce Johnson completed his Eagle Project on August 20, 2011. His project was to finance, build and deliver 3 quality picnic tables to the WRCNU for use in our education programs. Bryce felt that he could offer the greatest positive impact to his community by providing a place where children and families could come and experience an outdoor education program where they could be surrounded by nature. He also felt that this would aid WRCNU in other events such as fundraisers where we could have more space for things like open houses and allow for more child and family friendly activities outside. Great Job Bryce, THANKS!
Brian Harris
Sep 04, 2011 | 1060 views | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Brian Harris completed his project on May 28, 2011. Brian led a group of scouts in a supply and animal food drive of badly needed items to get WRCNU through the very busy “Baby Wildlife Season”. Thanks Brian!
Bryan Smith
Sep 04, 2011 | 1075 views | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Bryan Smith completed his project on May 26, 2011. He led a group in the production of Six “Hawk Boxes” which will allow WRCNU to transport its non-releasable education birds to programs throughout Northern Utah. His project greatly enhances WRCNU’s ability to further its mission of educating our community for more “…responsible stewardship of wildlife and habitat.”
Justin Harris
May 04, 2011 | 1723 views | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Justin Harris Eagle Scout Project
Justin Harris delivered his eagle project to WRCNU on Saturday the 30th of April 2011 during our 2nd Annual Open House. Justin’s completed Eagle Project finalized our long need for quality bird perching and will keep us going for a long time. This project brought in 43 perches total (10 large & 10 small raptor perches plus it included 23 special “prototypes.” Justin and his dad listened to our needs and came up with a design for 20 songbird perches that have been put to immediate use. They also designed 3 large “block-style” perches for use in our outdoor enclosures. It was a pleasure working with Justin, he is a mature professional with obvious leadership qualities—we are proud to have him on the WRCNU Team! Thanks Justin!
Collin Phillips
Apr 20, 2011 | 1538 views | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Collin Phillips completed his Eagle Scout requirements JUST IN TIME! Collin called WRCNU looking for a project he could complete in the next 4 days. Yep, Collin’s 18th birthday was 5 days away. We provided him with the most “doable” project we had and Collin and his team went to work and delivered with 4 hours 10 minutes to spare! His project: build two indoor vestibules to exact specification. These specialized vestibules allow rehab caregivers access to a huge variety of indoor caging in the WRCNU Large Kennel area without birds escaping into the room—thus eliminating hours of wasted time, frustration & potential injury to the animal. This project was a historical event (fastest ever) for WRCNU and possibly even the BSA! Thanks for the excitement and completed project Collin, we appreciate you!
Ryan Bauer
Mar 26, 2011 | 1478 views | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Ryan Bauer Eagle Scout Project
Ryan Bauer delivered his eagle project to WRCNU on Friday the 25th of March 2011. When Ryan came to WRCNU seeking a project he asked what we needed. The answer was “MORE LARGE RAPTOR PERCHES PLEASE!!!” Ryan led his group through the process of building 18 sorely needed perches built to specific specifications for use by medium to large raptors under rehabilitative care at the center. Almost immediately we put the perches to use for several birds to include a Peregrine Falcon, Swainson’s Hawk and a Northern Harrier. WRCNU appreciates your hard work and dedication in support of our mission. “Thank you Ryan, you delivered!”
James Lewis
Dec 16, 2010 | 2012 views | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend | print
James Lewis completed his Eagle Scout requirements when he delivered his completed project to WRCNU in September 2010. James’ project replaced two old dilapidated vestibules with new superbly built ones. Vestibules allow rehab caregivers to access the birds in their outdoor enclosures, where they are prepared for eventual release, without the possibility of early escape. Vestibules provide an entrapment area in case a bird tries to exit as the rehabber is entering the enclosure. Under James’ leadership his team of scouts designed, built and transported the vestibules to their final location on Park Blvd—WRCNU’s new home. Thanks James, we appreciate you!!
David Butt
Feb 05, 2010 | 3016 views | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Eagle Scout David Butt
David Butt finished his eagle project for WRCNU January 2010 and gave many of our recuperating birds a place to perch! David started his project with a neighborhood yard sale fundraiser. He then took the income from the sale and purchased materials for bird perches for the medium sized birds being rehabilitated at our facility. Under David’s leadership and direction, his team of scouts built 30 perches and greatly enhanced the quality of life for the birds during their temporary stay in our facility. Thank you David, for your huge support of our mission!
Jake Knowles
Feb 05, 2010 | 2939 views | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Eagle Scout Jake Knowles
Saturday the 21st of November marked an important day in WRCNU history as well as one for Eagle Scout Jake Knowles! The 21st was the completion date of our first Boy Scout Eagle Project as Jake Knowles and crew unloaded over 356 pounds of Purina cat chow and tons of other badly needed supplies found on our website “Needs List”. The total donation from this food drive is valued at over $820 and will greatly reduce the need for WRCNU to pull funds from its limited bank account. We are now set to start the 2010 baby bird season without having to dash out for supplies when that first baby arrives in April or May. Thanks Jake, you are a STAR!

WRCNU has several waiting projects for individuals and groups interested in helping out. We welcome all prospective Eagle Scouts who are interested in helping our fledging charitable organization and native wildlife while fulfilling the requirements for their Eagle Award.
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Thought of the month
“Man believes he must manage the wilderness for the wilderness’ sake. Wilderness: a perfect example of eons of successful self-management and yet man shall “manage” it to death.”
~Buz Marthaler~