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Welcome to the Wildlife Research Station

 

 

Since its inception in 1944, the WRS has been providing access and logistical support for University and government researchers from Ontario and across North America. The WRS is situated on Lake Sasajewun in Algonquin Provincial Park and operates as a non-for-profit organization.

 

Note: Any research conducted at the WRS must first be approved by Algonquin Provincial Park. See our Information section for more details.

 

Welcome to the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station (WRS) website!

 

We hope our 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.

 

If you have any questions or comments please submit them to me, Timothy Winegard, Manager of the WRS at wrs@vianet.ca. Please enjoy our new site, and check back often for news, research updates, and upcoming events!

 

What's new at the WRS

2016 Employment Opportunities have been Posted

 

The WRS is looking to hire seasonal staff for the 2016 field-season. Opportunities include working as the AWRS Assistant Manager, Head Cook and Assistant Cook. Employment at the WRS provides both the unique opportunity to live and work at a world-renown research facility in one of Ontario's premier provincial parks as well as extensive hands-on experience for those interested in facility management and kitchen management/operation.

 

For more information please visit  our online postings at WorkCabin.ca or click here.

 

New Workshop for 2016: Algonquin Wildlife Signs, Tracks and Interpretation

Happy New Year from the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station

 

Dear Supporters, Members and Alumni, the WRS would like to thank everyone for their efforts, support and donations in 2015 and we look forward to another strong year of research and education in 2016. Please stay tuned for our workshops and programs coming this year. For those of you interested in learning more about the WRS please stay tuned for our 2015 research report which highlights the world-class research being conducted at the AWRS and save the date for our 9th annual Meet the Researcher Day Event July 28, 2016.

 

News from the 2015 season at the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station

 

Wildlife at the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station 2015

 

Check out our photo gallery for the latest images from our wildlife photography workshops. We've had some fantastic opportunities to share our passion for wildlife research, habitat conservation and the ethical engagement of wildlife. The opportunity to join us one and one has resulted in life-time memories and achievements for our participants.

 

 

Summer 2015 at the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station

 

The 2015 field season at the WRS was a major success. Once again the expert knowledge of WRS-based researchers has helped documentary makers film some of Canada's spectacular spring wildlife. With a number of returning long-term research projects already at work in the field we are always looking for new researchers and educators interested in bringing their work to the WRS.

 

Some highlights from 2015

- Our 8th Annual Meet the Researcher Day Event brought in over 800 attendees in 2015. We welcomed new displays from Bear With Us, and Ontario Nature.

- WRS Alumni Hugo Kitching and Twig Eater's Production release "A Year in the Life of a Twig Eater" on PBS The Nature of Things. This exceptional film documents the life of a cow and calf moose through the seasons.

 

PBS Nature Miniseries "Animal Homes" released April 8th, 2015

 

 

Coneflower Studios produced miniseries "Animal Homes" premiered April 8, 2015. Over the 2014 winter season we hosted the Emmy nominated and renowned wildlife videographer Michael Male of birdfilms who has filmed for BBC's "Life in Cold Blood", "Blue Planet", "The Life of Birds", National Geographic etc. Working with Dan Strickland and WRS-based researchers Michael filmed the nesting behavior of Gray Jays who begin nesting during the heart of the Canadian winter.

 

2015 AWRS Annual General Meeting

 

The AWRS Annual General Meeting Monday May 4th brought together our partners to review the 2014 season and our 70th year of operations in Algonquin Provincial Park. I would like to thank everyone who was able to attend and look forward to working together on our outreach, research and education-based partnerships in 2015.

 

2014 Research Report Now Available!

 

The AWRS is pleased to announce the release of our 2014 Research Report. The annual report was established to provide a platform for the dissemination of WRS based research findings, to keep alumni and supporters up-to-date on WRS related activities, and to illustrate to the public the role the WRS plays in wildlife research and education in Algonquin Provincial Park. We ask that you circulate this years research report among your friends, family, and colleagues to aid in our efforts of strengthening our support network and to help ensure our sustainability over the next 70 years.

 

New for 2015 Algonquin Wildlife Workshops!

 

The AWRS's Tim Winegard in partnership with renowned naturalist, expedition guide and photographer Robin Tapley and Jamie Giardini have developed new programs to highlight wildlife research in Algonquin Park. Programs will focus on developing an understanding of wildlife life-history strategies (biology, ecology, behaviour) and how this can benefit ones photographic, naturalist, or other outdoor pursuits. To learn more click here.

Follow along on Facebook: AWRS, Robin Tapley; Twitter: AWRS, Robin Tapley

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