Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary’s mission is to rehabilitate and return injured and orphaned wildlife to the wild; and through its sub-programs, to provide hands-on educational opportunities for our youth and communities in order to promote a healthy coexistence with wildlife and our ecosystem.
Meet the Team
Mary Evers, Wildlife Rehabilitator
Board of Directors
June Galloway, Wildlife Biologist: Board President
Jeff Rohlman, Wildlife Biologist: Treasurer
Debbie Sironen: Secretary
Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary is located in a semi-remote location bounded by State and National Forest land near McCall, ID. It was originally founded by Linda DeEulis in the early 80’s and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1989. Linda passed away in 2012. Since then the organization has been run by dedicated board members, staff and volunteers.
The sanctuary location, a mountainous and forested area in the Rocky Mountain ecosystem, lies along the Lake Fork River and is part of a significant drainage area. It’s also a key migration corridor for elk, wolves, bears, wolverines, cougars, and other animals heading to and from the vast Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area.
The 35-acre sanctuary has a number of animal pens and enclosures, and a clinic well equipped to care for ill and injured birds and animals. Large two-acre enclosure and a one-acre enclosures house and care for larger animals such as Black bear cubs. Rehabilitating cubs are usually kept through the winter in the two-acre enclosure and then are released back into their natural habitats in June. All facilities are off-the-grid and use green technologies.
In 2006, Snowdon’s Board of Directors placed a conservation easement on the property through the U.S. Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, ensuring that this natural gem will be protected forever.
In order to ensure rehabilitating wildlife stay as wild as possible, human exposure is limited and visitors are not allowed in the sanctuary area. The exception is during the annual open house held each Fall.