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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.

 

 

 

What's new at the WRS

Summer/Fall 2014 News

 

 

Thanks to Everyone for Making our 70th Reunion and Fundraiser a Success!!

Thank you alumni, friends, family, volunteers and dedicated WRS'ers for making our 70th Reunion and Fundraiser such a success! Despite the cold, and damp weather we had over 95 attendees at the event and raised nearly $5000 from our silent auction! Many thanks to those of you who not only donated auction items but bid on them. We have generated a lot of positive momentum for the station and we must continue to work hard to preserve this socially rich and research rich station. Thank you everyone once again and please stay in touch via our website and facebook for updates on future auctions items (i.e. A Chestnut Canoe Co. Cedar-strip Canoe), and more!

 

Indie Go-Go Fundraising Campaign Raises $10,824 for the WRS!!

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. Our recent fundraising campaign raised $10,824.00 to help support the not-for-profit AWRS reach financial sustainability - for students, public education, and future generations.

Thank-you to everyone who contributed to making this campaign such a success. Despite the conclusion of our Indie Go-Go campaign we are still in need of support to reach our goal of financial sustainability. Please see our donations link or contact the WRS Manager and/or our Board of Directors to see how you can continue to support the conservation of wildlife habitat and the study of Canadian flora and fauna.

 

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!

 

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 wrs@vianet.ca. Please enjoy our new site, and check back often for news, research updates, and upcoming events!

 

 

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    October 30, 2014 ...........................................................................................................................................................................Ashley Eckford
   
Wildlife Research Station, P.O. Box 49 Whitney Ontario, K0J 2M0, Canada
   

Telephone: (705) 633 - 5621 E-mail: wrs@vianet.ca

 

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