The Poo-Poo Project aims to prevent wildlife entrapment within vent pipes found on vault toilets throughout the US by installing safe and effective screens.

Last Update: February, 2017


8,128 Poo-Poo Screens


31 States




In 2017, our goal is to have Poo-Poo Project partnerships and screens in all 50 states!

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The Poo-Poo Project prevents wildlife entrapment within ventilation pipes found on vault toilets throughout the US by installing safe, effective durable and affordable Poo-Poo Screens.

Each year thousands of cavity-nesters, animals that prefer dark, narrow spaces for nesting and roosting, become entrapped in vertical open pipes such as ventilation pipes, claim stakes, and chimneys. Vault toilets, the self-contained restrooms found in many of America’s wilderness areas, feature vertical ventilation pipes that mimic the natural cavities preferred by some species for nesting and roosting. Birds enter the vault toilet through the ventilation pipe and get stuck in the 'basement' of the vault toilet.

In 2010, Teton Raptor Center addressed this problem by installing 100 vent screens on the ventilation pipes of toilets throughout Grand Teton National Park, as well as the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests. In 2013, TRC's Poo-Poo Project developed its own vent screen to prevent wildlife entrapment on a national scale. TRC's Poo-Poo Screens are durable, easy to install, provide superior ventilation and are affordable. Since 2013, TRC has distributed over 8,000 Poo-Poo Screens to 240 Poo-Poo Partners in 31 states.

With dozens of cavity-nesting birds found throughout the United States, open pipes found on vault toilets threaten a wide variety of wildlife. If you are interested in bringing the Poo-Poo Project to your area please contact us for more information . We need your help to keep wildlife safe on America's public lands.

David Watson
Poo-Poo Project Coordinator

Learn more about the history of the Poo-Poo Project. Help us continue this work by contacting us to partner in this project or by donating.

Poo-Poo Partner States

  1. Alaska
  2. Arizona
  3. California
  4. Colorado
  5. Idaho
  6. Kansas
  7. Maine
  8. Maryland
  9. Michigan
  10. Minnesota
  11. Montana
  12. Nebraska
  13. New Hampshire
  14. New Jersey
  15. New Mexico
  16. New York
  17. Nevada
  18. North Carolina
  19. North Dakota
  20. Ohio
  21. Oklahoma
  22. Oregon
  23. Pennsylvania
  24. South Carolina
  25. South Dakota
  26. Texas
  27. Utah
  28. Vermont
  29. Washington
  30. Wisconsin
  31. Wyoming

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