California Wolf Center
Rating: 4.87 stars 45 reviews
Location: PO Box 1389 Julian CA 92036 USA
The California Wolf Center is dedicated to the recovery of wolves in the wildlands they once roamed. We envision a landscape where wolves thrive in healthy ecosystems and wolves and people successfully coexist.
We accomplish our mission through:
- Conservation: partnering with stakeholders to implement proactive solutions that enable wolves and people to successfully share the landscape and leading the way in endangered species recovery programs.
- Education: increasing awareness and understanding of wolves through engaging education programs and public outreach.
- Research: studying wolves’ biology, behavior, and history in California.
Results: We are the 4th largest host and breeding facility for Mexican gray wolves in the Unites States, 5th largest in the world. We host thousands of visitors every year for our educational programs.
Geographic areas served: California, American Southwest
Programs: Public tours (Saturdays, Sundays, certain holidays) Private and school group tours (Monday through Friday) Photo tours (August-December, Wednesdays and Saturdays)
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I am a fine artist and was searching for wildlife organizations to support with my artwork. When I found California Wolf Center about a year ago, it launched an amazing relationship that continues to build. I am astounded by the clarity and dedication of this organization and all of its people. They take a refreshing approach to conservation and education efforts that stress finding solutions to living in harmony with the animal, instead of just protecting the animal. The education that supports their mission is immense, including working hand in hand with ranchers and the public where wolves have territory to establish non lethal practices of living in harmony. I have had the opportunity to photograph the wolves at the center and they have all made it into my artwork. Every time I create a piece for the organization my heart expands, knowing that my contribution is worthwhile.
Lindsay Carron lindsaycarron.com
I love volunteering at the California Wolf Center. The group of volunteers and employees are dedicated to the wolves' survival and educating the public about the species and it is so awesome to get to spend time around these magnificent creatures. I have a lot of love and respect for the wolves and I think anyone who visits the center leaves with a smile on their face and are in awe at seeing these wolves up close and personal as much as the wolves will allow.
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This is a wonderful center that allows visitors to learn about these magnificent predators. Education is the key and I highly applaud the California Wolf Sanctuary for its role in teaching so many about wolves and dispelling old myths. The work they do is invaluable!
We have been donors And members of California Wolf Center for several years and this organization far exceeds its goals set for itself each year by its staff and volunteers. They are all knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for their wolves and also members. The tours are always informative and fun! Thank you CWC for being the best!
I enjoy every trip to the Ca Wolf Center. The way they treat the wolves with love and respect. The animals are magestic. Thank you CWC.
They have a beautiful place for their wolves. The wolves are healthy an happy.
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I have been enjoying my trips to the California Wolf Center for the past 9 years. Every time I bring more and more people to enjoy the wonderful tours and, of course, the wolves. Each person associated with this organization seems so passionate about their work and about wolf recovery. It is engaging and effective, and I hope I can continue to bring people to this center to learn about the importance of wild wolves.
I have been a member for many years to this wonderful organization. Recently I decided to become a volunteer. This has been one of the most rewarding opportunities I have ever had in my life. Almost all assets that go into the program are used specifically for the wolves. All the people who either work, volunteer, or intern are passionate about the wolves and it's re-introduction into California. Wolves are fascinating animals and a key stone animal. Without them the ecosystems struggle and possibly fail. I am proud to volunteer my time at The California Wolf Center!
The people who run the California Wolf Center(Erin, Heidi, Christine, and Chelsea to name a few) are the most amazing, dedicated and passionate folks I've had the pleasure to work with in my 70 years on earth. I volunteer for a lot of organizations who are also self-motivated to promote the cause they work for, but given all of the obstacles the CWC has to work with they truly are in a class by themselves! They love the wolves they serve, bend over backwards to inform and educate the public about their worthy efforts to reintroduce this magnificent species back into the wild, and all with incredible patience and grace! We are all...my self especially...blessed by the incredible efforts by the California Wolf Center.
If you want information as well as education this is the place to get it. You can always ask questions and they will respond with an educated answer. They believe as the ones that are with them in the importance of the wolf to our ecology. The best place to seek an answer and receive the correct responce & get lots of wonderful information all up to date and not hearsay.
My introduction to wolves was at the Museum of Natural History where my daughter had a sleep over with her Girl Scout troop. A featured guest was a grey wolf and her handler. I immediately fell in love with them, their story, and the battles they face. The California Wolf Center does a great job informing and educating people. They moved me to become a donor and spread the word. Amazing resource and much needed! Great job guys!!