First Responders

Wildlife First Responders Course

Have you ever wished you’d known how to handle a wildlife emergency? A hawk hit by a car on a roadside? Ducklings stranded away from their mother? Back by popular demand, a Wildlife First Responder course will be held at Tamarack on Saturday, February 25 from 9am-5pm, with a snow date of March 4.

This course will teach you when to intervene and when not to, and how to capture, stabilize and transport injured wildlife. In addition to learning how to respond when encountering wildlife in need, past participants have gone on to become dispatchers, transporters and onsite volunteers.

The course cost is $40 and includes lunch. Registration information is available at, or call the center at 814-763-2574. Previous participants are welcome to attend for a refresher at no cost ($10 if having lunch), but should register. We anticipate this class to fill, so be sure to register early. 

What: Learn to be a Wildlife First Responder
Where: Tamarack Wildlife Center: 21601 Stull Rd, Saegertown, PA 16433
When:  Saturday February 25 9am-5pm. Snow date March 4.
Who: Adults
Fee: $40. Lunch included.

To Register:

Print or Download form: Click here, fill it out and mail it with your $40 check to the address shown on the form.  If needing to pay in cash, call the center for instructions.

If the form is not available, call us and leave your name and address and we will mail you a copy of the form.

Our wildlife thanks you!

More information: Call Tamarack at (814) 763-2574

Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center

Tamarack specializes in the rescue, treatment and release of injured, orphaned and sick wildlife. Additionally,Tamarack provides public education programs and materials on the behavior, feeding habits, and natural habitats of many of Pennsylvania’s species of wildlife.

The injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife depend entirely upon the donations of generous people like you for their second chance at life. We thank those who have assisted in the lives of each animal who has passed through our doors, as well as those who will help them in the future.

Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)corporation.