Inside the Cascades Raptor Center
Louise Shimmel, ’77, founded the Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene, Oregon, after realizing that rehabilitating animals was to be her life's work. In its 30 years, the center has grown into a wildlife hospital and one of the Pacific Northwest's largest collections of native birds of prey. More than 50 birds—eagles, hawks, owls, ospreys, vultures, and falcons—live at the center and enthrall the more than 30,000 guests who visit each year.
Click forward to meet some of the center's birds, and learn more about how Shimmel uses her Booth training to make a difference in the nonprofit world in Soar Winner.