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Algonquin Provincial Park

"to Educate, to Conserve, and to Inspire"

 

 

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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.

 

At the WRS our vision is to be a leader in wildlife research through experiential learning

 

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

WRS Featured on Buffalo's WGRZ "2 The Outdoors"

 

This fall Terry Belke from "2 The Outdoors" on WGRZ in Buffalo New York visited Algonquin Park and the WRS to discuss our roal in research, conservation and education. Please click here to watch!

 

 

Congratulations to our 2016 Fundraiser Winner!!

 

The WRS would like to congratulate Cathy and Paul McAllister on winning our 2016 Landscapes of Algonquin Photography Workshop fundraiser. Cathy and Paul won a guided expedition into Algonquin Provincial Park to learn about wildlife, research and how to capture the spectacular fall colours of the region. Please read Cathy's blog post discussing the experience. This new conservation partnership experience was made possible by Tim Winegard of the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station, Robin Tapley of Tapley Nature Trails, Gregg McLachlan founder of WorkCabin, and the Two Horse Gallery in Huntsville, Ontario. Stay tuned for more opportunities in 2017!

 

 

8th Annual Meet the Researcher Day Event

 

July 28, 2016 marked the 8th Annual WRS Meet the Researcher Day. With over 700 people in attendance the event brought together researchers from the WRS, Harkness Fisheries Lab, Ontario Parks/MNRF as well as University Labs across the province. The event also hosted local archeologist Rory Mackay, The Owl Foundation, Ontario Nature, Bear With Us, and Coyote Watch. Attendees learned about Algonquins world famous wildlife, fisheries and cultural history in addition to ways in which they can get involved through citizen science and program opportunities. Many thanks to the Friends of Algonquin Park for their generous support of the event and hosting the charity BBQ. We would also like to thank the door prize contributors and sponsors of the event: Ontario Parks/MNRF, Algonquin Outfitters, Bartlett Lodge, the AWRS, Ontario Nature, and The Owl Foundation.

 

 

CBC Film Crew works with WRS Based BLISS Salamander Project

 

The salamander migration at the WRS is surely a sign of spring! The CBC's Wild Canadian Year production once again visited the WRS this spring to work with researchers to capture the intimate lives of spotted salamanders. As we wait for an update from the crew on their successes in 2016, click here to check out last years blog posting.

 

2016 Wild Ontario-WRS Spring Spruce Up Great Success

 

The 2nd annual Wild Ontario-WRS Spring Spruce Up Event saw over 20 volunteers from the Guelph University based Wild Ontario volunteer group visit the station to help in opening and sprucing up the station for the 2016 season. The WRS would like to thank the volunteers for their hard work painting, building, and maintaining the WRS grounds and buildings. With a special thanks to Jenn Bock for her hard work organizing such a great group of volunteers to the visit the station. For more information on Wild Ontario and their educational work please visit their website.

 

2015 Research Report Now Available!

 

With the 2016 field season underway we are pleased to announce the release of our 2015 research report from the WRS. Our annual publication provides information on the various research projects, documentary film making, and public outreach events conducted at the WRS. We hope that this years report will continue to educate and inspire people passionate about wildlife research and conservation. Thanks for your support in 2015 and please stay tuned for updates from the 2016 season!

 

New Spring Workshop for 2016! Introduction to the Birds of Algonquin

 

 

2016 Employment Opportunities have been Posted

 

The WRS has hired for the 2016 season. Thanks to all who applied and please check back in the future for more employment opportunities!

 

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

 

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

 

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Algonquin Wildlife Signs, Tracks and Interpretation workshop. The workshop was a great success thanks to the expert knowledge of our instructors and unwavering enthusiasm of our participants. We look forward to spring and new workshop opportunities.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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    October 27, 2016 ..........................................................................................................................................................................AshleyEckford
   
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