Meghan Warren works as Teton Raptor Center’s Program Associate, supporting activities in raptor education, conservation and rehabilitation. Warren rehabilitates and cares for wild raptors that have been injured, ill or orphaned, often as a result of conflicts with human development. The rehabilitation program admits nearly 100 birds of prey from Wyoming and Idaho annually with injuries and ailments ranging from car strikes, lead poisoning and entanglement in filaments to entrapment within pipes and chimneys. In 2009, a photo of a Boreal Owl trapped within a vault toilet in Boise National Forest made its way to Teton Raptor Center. The owl had entered an exterior vent pipe looking for a place to nest or roost, as it would enter a natural cavity, and was trapped. This sparked Teton Raptor Center’s Port-o-Potty Owl Project, affectionately nicknamed the Poo-Poo Project. In 2010, Warren led the effort to install the first 100 vent pipe caps to prevent owl entrapment. Since then, the Poo-Poo Project has become very dear to her heart and she has worked with 11 different agencies to grow the project to include the installation of 4,000 screens across public lands in 14 states.
Warren grew up in Sedona, Arizona, but spent every summer and winter in Wyoming in the Wind River Mountains, where her parents and grandfather ran a summer camp called Skinner Brothers Wilderness School. Growing up in two incredibly wildlife rich places instilled lifelong interest in wildlife conservation. Warren graduated from Willamette University in 2011 with a B.A. in Biology.
About the Teton Raptor Center (Wilson, WY): Teton Raptor Center is a non-profit organization of conservation biologists, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, educators and volunteers, working together to help birds of prey and promote environmental health through veterinary care and rehabilitation, educational programs and conservation research. We are located at the historic Hardeman Ranch, a Jackson Hole Land Trust protected property in Wilson, Wyoming.