At the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station (AWRS) our vision is to be a leader in wildlife research through experiential learning.
Since our inception in 1944, we have been providing access to and supporting wildlife research and conservation, student training in the natural sciences, and outdoor education for biologists from Ontario, North America, and around the world. Our 75-years of ecological research have 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 ecological 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 does not only host wildlife research but also accommodates a wide variety of natural science projects, educational institutions, workshops, natural history media and many others. In addition to providing bunks and food the AWRS can also provide logistics, lab space, classrooms, equipment and much more. To learn more about how the AWRS can host you, please visit our Contact page.
Support Our Work
For as little as the cost of a coffee you can help us keep our facilities up to date and support ongoing research. The work we do here has implications from everything from forest management to climate change – you can be a part of that and get exclusive access to what’s happening at the station.