Summer/Fall 2014 News
SAVE THE ALGONQUIN WILDLIFE RESEARCH STATION!
The Algonquin Wildlife Research Station
(AWRS) has been at the forefront of ecological research for 70 years (1944-2014), training students and providing evidence-based science for policy makers. Called a "priceless asset to field biology", the AWRS has made invaluable contributions to our understanding of plants and wildlife in natural and human-impacted systems. Aging infrastructure and funding shortfalls threaten to close the Station and halt biological study by international research teams. We are asking for your support to help the not-for-profit AWRS reach financial sustainability - for students, public education, and future generations.
Please consider contributing to and sharing our campaign!
6th Annual Meet the Researcher Day
Draws Crowd and Press to the East Beach Pavilion July 31, 2014.
The 6th annual MTRD brougth citizens and scientists together to discuss wildlife research in Algonquin Park and across Ontario. With displays from researchers at the AWRS, Harkness Research Labs, The Algonquin Forestry Authority, The Owl Foundation, Algonquin Naturalists and others the event was a huge success drawing in 600 people from the park and neighboring communities. Many thanks to the Friends of Algonquin Park for putting on the charity BBQ to support wildlife research in Algonquin. Next years event promises to bring even more organizations together for the event. See our events links and press is available from the event!
70th Anniversary and Fundraising Event at the WRS October 4th, 2014 Save the Date!
Past alumni, researchers, friends and family we are hosting a 70th anniversary event the first weekend of October to help raise funds for the WRS and celebrate 70 years of research and education in Algonquin Park. Stay tuned for more details!
The 2013 Research Report is available!
Winter 2014 News
Wildlife Ski Tour
The second annual Wildlife Ski Tour on March 1st was a success! Over 40 skiers turned out to enjoy the beautiful day, a hot chili lunch, win draw prizes, and the chance to learn more about park wildlife. Thank you to everyone that came out – staff, volunteers, supporters and most of all the skiers! More pictures on the WRS Facebook page and Event Page.
The WRS & Algonquin Park research around the web
A great article about Bruce Falls, who started small mammal research at the WRS.
The WRS is in Canadian Geographic, as a positive note in "Field station woes"
Welcome to the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station (WRS) website!
We hope our new website will provide insight into the world class research being conducted within Algonquin Park, everyday camp life at the WRS, and a chance for past researchers, staff and potential new visitors to be kept up-to-date on what's happening at the WRS. I encourage you to browse our website and see all of the exciting new research and events that the WRS is hosting and don't forget, if you are able, that the WRS is in need of your financial support.
If you have any questions or comments please submit them to me, Timothy Winegard, Manager of the WRS at email@example.com. Please enjoy our new site, and check back often for news, research updates, and upcoming events!