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The story of how Ventana Wildlife Society got its start narrated by co-founder Sal Lucido

Organization Documents:

2013-2018 VWS Strategic Plan

2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

Statement of Qualifications

Reviewed Financial Statements FY 2012
Reviewed Financial Statements FY 2011
Reviewed Financial Statement FY 2010

Reviewed Financial Statement FY 2009
Audited Financial Statement FY 2008

IRS Determination Letter

Founded in 1977, Ventana Wildlife Society led the way to successful reintroduction of the Bald Eagle and the California Condor, two of the most iconic birds in the world, to native habitats in Central California. Through a combination of rigorous scientific research, strategic communications, and proprietary outdoor curriculum we created effective tools to address tomorrow's ecosystem management challenges. Ventana Wildlife Society will apply this proprietary methodology to recover threatened and endangered birds and species of concern to promote successful wildlife conservation. Working closely with local schools and other youth service providers, especially in the underserved communities, we also inspire hope for people and wildlife to thrive together by offering meaningful educational experiences for all ages. Ventana Wildlife Society educators strive to create citizen scientists and to inspire the next generation of wildlife stewards. The mission is to conserve native wildlife and their habitats.

The mission of VWS is to conserve native wildlife and their habitats. Ventana Wildlife Society employs a full-time staff and is governed by a Board of Directors and Advisory Board.