University of Minnesota
Raptor Center

Every bird of prey tells an important environmental story – as top predators in the ecosystem they shed light on the health and wellbeing of the world around them. This is why The Olseth Family Foundation supports the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center and their mission, to ensure the health of raptors and the world we share.


Since 1974, The Raptor Center has been a world leader in raptor medicine, developing innovative clinical techniques and setting the standard for rehabilitation, guaranteeing injured and ill raptors recover and return to the wild flying healthy and free.


Education is the core of the Raptor Center’s mission.  Through the lens of these inspiring birds, the Raptor Center reaches hundreds of thousands of people in the public, primarily students and youth.  The unique educational programming addresses critical environmental challenges and motivates people to action by inspiring and encouraging the next generations of nature lovers, scientists, and conservation advocates. In addition, bird lovers from around the world have been trained in the Center’s breakthrough research and expertise, so ill or injured raptors across the globe can benefit.