Raptor Habitat and Education Center in the Hocking HillsProject led by Friends of Hocking Hills State Park
About the project.
The mission of the Friends of Hocking Hills State Park is to “foster a partnership between outdoor enthusiasts and Hocking Hills State Park that ensues a better place for nature education, while setting a high conservation standard and raising a strong sense of responsibility for future generations”. One of the main projects each year is the Raptor Center at Hocking Hills State Park. This center is currently located in an area that receives very little foot traffic. Funding from this project would support relocation of the Raptor Center to a location directly behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center.
This move will provide resident raptors updated amenities, increase the visibility of the raptor habitat, and provide a setting for visitor education and engagement about raptors and their habitats.
This project would support two new raptor enclosures.
FAO staff comments.
With more visitors than ever heading to the Hocking Hills for outdoor recreation and fun, education regarding conservation and preservation of the natural habitat of our native raptors is more important than ever. The new raptor habitat would provide engagement and education to those who visit, encouraging conservation of Appalachian Ohio’s natural wonders.