Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization founded in 1998 by Dianne Moller. The center is dedicated to the education and rehabilitation of raptor species (eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and vultures). Hoo's Woods continues to be a vital source of raptor education and conservation locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
We rehabilitate over 100 injured and orphaned raptors annually with a 60% success of being returned to the wild. We present over 120 outreach programs annually to schools, libraries, clubs, conservation groups and other organizations. Hoo’s Woods is licensed but not paid by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Our sole funding comes from grants, gifts, and educational program fees. Our permits and liability restrict us from being open to the general public.
Hoo’s Woods Mission: To inform and educate schools, scouts, community organizations, and the general public on the importance of wildlife and habitat. To rescue and rehabilitate injured raptors.
Dianne Moller is a native of Southern Wisconsin and founded Hoo's Woods Raptor Center in 1998. She is a licensed educator, falconer, rehabilitator and eagle handler through state and federal agencies. Dianne has served as Great LaKes Director and Public Relations Officer for the North American Falconer's Association and was also a founder of the International Women’s Working Group for the International Association of Falconry. She represented the U.S. at the International Falconry Festival in the Middle East in 2011 and 2014. In April 2015, Dianne was awarded Wildlife Conservationist of the Year by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. Dianne is also the current President of the Wisconsin Falconers Association