Dear friends of the California Raptor Center,
2019 has been another amazing year here at the Center!
Our mission is to preserve and protect all raptor species through rehabilitation, education, and science. Bret Stedman, our long-time Operations Manager, received his 30 year service pin this year; all total he has volunteered or work at the CRC for 37 years! His expertise in the biology and management of raptors in captivity is vast–he has trained hundreds, if not thousands of eager students over the years who have gone on to become wildlife biologists, STEM teachers, veterinarians and epidemiologists. I too was (and will always be) one of his students–as a resident at UC Davis in the 1990s Bret taught me to see not just the individual bird I was treating, but also how the one bird relates to the free-ranging species, and the roles they play in the environment.