The Poo-Poo Project prevents wildlife entrapment in vault toilets throughout the US by installing safe and effective screens on the ventilation pipes.
Last Update: March 2018
11,415 Poo-Poo Screens
50 States, the US Virgin Islands, and Canada
January 24, 2018 - Poo-Poo Project sells it 11,000th Poo-Poo Screen!
Yosemite National Park purchases 50 Poo-Poo Screens and Teton Raptor Center donates 10 Sponsored Poo-Poo Screens, for a total of 60 screens that will protect cavity-nesting birds throughout the California park. This Poo-Poo order also captured our 11,000th Poo-Poo Screens sold since 2013.
January 4, 2018 - Poo-Poo Project goes international!
For the very first time, TRC’s Poo-Poo Screens are being shipped across
US borders … to Canada. British Columbia Parks recently purchased Poo-Poo Screens to prevent cavity-nesting birds from becoming entrapped in outhouses through the ventilation pipes. The screens will be installed at Charlie Lake Provincial Park in
August 18, 2017 - Poo Screens sent to U.S. Territory
The Poo-Poo Project can now be found at Virgin Islands National Park and and Coral Reef National Monument.
August 14, 2017 - The Poo-Poo Project in all 50 States!
The Poo-Poo Project confirmed that Bellevue State Park in Delaware was in need of Poo-Poo Screens and 4 Sponsored Poo-Poo Screens were sent to that location. This was very significant because Teton Raptor Center had Poo-Poo Projects in every state ... except Delaware. Thus we have achieved another goal of having Poo-Poo Projects in all 50 States!
On July 31, 2017 - Poo-Poo Project sells its 10,000th Poo-Poo Screen!
The Poo-Poo Project achieved an impressive conservation milestone as Missoula Concrete Construction, a national provider of vault concrete toilets and a long-time supporter of the Poo-Poo Project, purchased the 10,000th Poo-Poo Screen. Their conservation-minded staff has also added a free Teton Raptor Center Poo-Poo Screen option for its vault toilet purchasers. “We are very proud to support TRC’s Poo-Poo Project and will continue to do our part in ensuring the safety of all wild birds who come in contact with our vault toilets.” - Adam Bauer, Owner of Missoula Concrete Construction. Go Poo-Poo!
Teton Raptor Center's Poo-Poo Project prevents cavity-nesting birds from entering vault toilets through the ventilation pipes and becoming entrapped in the 'basement' of vault toilets.
Each year thousands of cavity-nesters, animals that prefer dark, narrow spaces for nesting and roosting, become entrapped and die in vertical open pipes such as mining claim stakes, ventilation pipes, dryer vents, fence posts, old irrigation pipes, 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 'rock' screens (from vault toilet manufactures) on the ventilation pipes of toilets throughout Grand Teton National Park, as well as Bridger-Teton, Caribou-Targhee, and Shoshone National Forests. The rock screens were very expensive @ $100/screen and snow and leaf litter restricted airflow. In 2013, Teton Raptor Center created the Poo-Poo Project and developed its own Poo-Poo Screen to prevent wildlife entrapment on a national scale. The 12" Poo-Poo Screens are durable, easy to install, provide superior ventilation and are very affordable @ only $29.95/creen. Since 2013, TRC has distributed 11,415 Poo-Poo Screens to 398 Poo-Poo Partners located in all 50 States, the US Virgin Islands, and Canada.
If you are interested in saving cavity-nesting birds by installing or sponsoring Poo-Poo Project to your area, please contact Teton Raptor Center for more information at 307.203.2551. We need your help and support to keep wildlife safe throughout the United States and beyond
Poo-Poo Project Coordinator