About Us

About Us

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The Wildlife Training Institute was founded in 2009.  Our mission is to teach tree care professionals, arborists, and others working in the green industry how to protect wildlife.  

The coursework for the Certified Wildlife ProtectorSM Program was developed by a knowledgeable group of professionals in both wildlife biology and arboriculture fields.  Drawing on years of industry experience from contributors in both arenas has resulted in coursework that provides a practical overview of laws, regulations, and best practices that are easily understood and applied to everyday work in tree care, landscape maintenance, and other green industry consulting services.


About Megan

Megan Morris is the CEO and program director for the Wildlife Training Institute. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in biological aspects of conservation and a concentration in environmental science. Megan has been an ISA certified arborist for over a decade. She is a mother, wife, and wildlife advocate with a drive to teach what she has learned to others. Megan was interviewed by Professor Bruce Allison, an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. The interview was featured in the December 2013 issue of Arborist News.

Graduate Testimonials

Rick Morse, MS US Gov Inspector
“This should be mandatory training at all municipalities. I’m going to pass thew word around. I believe Megan would be a great guest speaker at any convention. Megan is truly a professional with personality.She made our conference special and educational. It really opened my eyes since my city is a Bird Sanctuary City. The City of Yorba Linda thanks you.”

Mark Davin, University Arborist
“I thought the training program was informative and I feel it is important to make tree care individuals aware of the results of their actions.”

Brian Koch
“I am not involved with the tree work but can note nesting wildlife to aid the tree workers in their pre-inspections.  This program has helped me, through a simple coarse, become more aware of the wildlife around us.”