American Bald Eagle Foundation

Dedicated to the Preservation of our Nation's Symbol

Mission Statement:

This non-profit organization, the American Bald Eagle Foundation, strives everyday to protect and preserve the habitat of our nations greatest bird, the Bald Eagle. In addition, we try to educate the citizens of our country, and provide research to anyone who wants to live in harmony with this extraordinary specie.
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The Founder: Dave Olerud

Dave Olerud is the founder of the American Bald Eagle Foundation. He created this organization in 1985 because of his intensely independent mindset. As a result of his mentality, he was also the mayor of Haines, Alaska, president of the Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Independent Business Association for Alaska. Sadly, in 1987, his back was crushed by a wall while the ABEF museum was being built. However, this did not jeopardize his dream and to this day he works 30-40 hours a week in the ABEF museum.

The Future:

ABEF has many objectives. One of these future goals is to build a Research-Resource Center close to the laboratorical habitat of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines, Alaska. The construction for this project started in the spring of 2010. It is planned to be a 48 x 80 foot Raptor Center attached to the ABEF museum. In 2011, the raptor center housed up to three bald eagles which were avaliable to the public. The center also keeps care of injured birds.

How to Get Involved!

The American Bald Eagle Foundation always needs help. Since they are a non-profit organization they constantly need financial help, especially when it comes to preserving the Bald Eagle's beautiful habitat. Also volunteers are always accepted. There are spots open all the time at the museum and the research center.

Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

Wednesday, Nov. 14th 2012 at 9pm to Sunday, Nov. 18th 2012 at 11pm

Haines, Alaska

Haines, AK

Join us for the 18th Annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in Haines, Alaska!

Contact Info:

American Bald Eagle Foundation
PO Box 49
113 Haines Highway
Haines, AK 99827

Phone: (907) 766-3094
Fax: (907) 766-3095