Wolf Conservation Center


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The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.

Founded by Hélène Grimaud in 1999, the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental education organization working to protect and preserve wolves in North America through science-based education, advocacy, and participation in the federal recovery and release programs for two critically endangered wolf species – the Mexican gray wolf and red wolf.  The WCC’s three ‘ambassador wolves‘ reside on exhibit where they help teach the public about wolves and their vital role in the environment. Through wolves, the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.

To best prepare the critically endangered wolves who are candidates for wild-release, the center’s 28 Mexican gray wolves and 20 red wolves reside off exhibit within the WCC’s Endangered Species Facility.


The WCC operates six days per week Tuesdays through Sundays. General office hours are 9:00 am – 5: 00 pm. The WCC is generally closed Mondays. The WCC reserves the right to cancel and refund any program due to a lack of registrants.


For guests unable to walk up hills, or walk 100-200 yards, please email to visit@nywolf.org to request accommodations.


The WCC is located in South Salem, NY and can be accessed via public transportation. Visitors traveling from NYC can take the Metro-North Harlem Line to the Katonah station and then take a taxi to the WCC (approximately a 10-minute ride).  Although Uber and Lyft are found in the surrounding areas, rides are not as prevalent as in more populated cities; please plan accordingly or use a taxi service.

The Wolf Conservation Center

The Wolf Conservation Center is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization #1‌3-407‌3912

Our mailing address is: PO Box 421, South Salem, NY 10590

Our physical address is:  7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY 10590


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