Our vision is to be a leader in wildlife research and experiential learning.
Since 1944, we have been supporting wildlife research and conservation, student training in the natural sciences, and outdoor education. Our long history of ecological research has contributed significantly to knowledge, policy, and conservation of species and ecosystems in Canada.
The AWRS is situated on Lake Sasajewun in Algonquin Provincial Park and operates as a registered Canadian non-for-profit organization administered by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Scientists, the public, and policy makers by facilitating peer-reviewed publications, producing research reports, and hosting field courses and workshops.
Biodiversity, ecological integrity, and a culture of field-based learning by providing facilities and logistical support for research projects, with an emphasis on long-term ecological studies.
Environmental stewardship, a community of collaboration, and a connection with nature through educational workshops, public events, and social media.
Home to some of the world’s longest wildlife monitoring studies
There are ecological research projects going on at the AWRS that have been in progress for nearly 70 years! The research we support helps inform the management and protection of Algonquin Park – a precious place for Ontario, Canada, and the world.
Looking to do your own research at the station?
The AWRS provides facilities for researchers, field courses, workshops, media crews and many others. In addition to providing bunks and meals, the AWRS can also provide logistics, lab space, classrooms, equipment and more. To learn more about how the AWRS can host you, please visit our Contact page and send us an inquiry.
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The work we do here has broad implications on topics from forest management to climate change. You can be a part of that and get exclusive access to what’s happening at the station.