Medicine Woods Nature Center is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes under section 501 ( c ) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The mission and purpose of the Medicine Woods Nature Center is described in the following sub-paragraphs:
- To teach primitive living skills (and other land-based heritage skills) to the general public toward the end of helping each individual touched by these classes to forge a stronger personal relationship with the earth (and all living creation) as well as to gain a renewed appreciation for the heritage of earth based skills common to all cultures.
- To receive and to hold any donations or bequests of land, money, conservation easements, or any other type of charitable gift or donation that may be used to further the educational purposes of this organization to the benefit of humanity and to the Earth.
- To manage any real properties or other resources such as (but not limited to) conservation easements pertaining to water, timber, mineral, farming, hunting and trapping, and development rights, etc, which come under the control of this organization by utilizing sound principles of sustainable resource management so that the various values recognized to exist in these lands by humanity, as well as various traditional heritage skills, can be taught to and interpreted for the general public.
- To work with various public and private entities in order to design and/or to implement programs of education in order to further the educational, conservational, and environmental goals of this organization.