Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute

Nina Fischesser
Lees McRae College, CPO Box 3779
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Phone: 828-898-2568
Fax: 828-733-3505


The Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute is dedicated to Earth stewardship through environmental education, research, and wildlife rehabilitation.

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute is a 501-(c)3 non-profit organization that receives NO government funding and relies completely on tax-deductible contributions. The Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute holds both state and federal rehabilitation and education permits.

Clientele/Populations Served

Injured sick and orphaned native wildlife of the Blue Ridge.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Assist in site preparation and flight cage construction
  • Collect White Pine Straw
  • Cleaning the cages
  • Assist with office work and general needs
  • Help with community education
  • Participate in publicity (newsletter, promotional videos, etc.)