Behind Algonquin Park trail guides, popular books, dioramas, educational programs, and policies is science. Behind the science is the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station. This year the we’re celebrating 75-years! In commemoration, Mountain Life magazine – Blue Mountains issue (Fall 2019) has published a feature article:
“Wild Life: Celebrating 75 years of boreal insight at the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station”. The article can be accessed online here.
“Set on Lake Sasajewun, a modest waterbody in venerable Algonquin Provincial Park, AWRS acts as a base from which researchers in sub-boreal ecosystems can access 30,000 pristine acres of park not open to the public. Since its inception in 1944 as a closed-door government facility, the station has provided scientists with logistical support in the form of accommodation, food, laboratory space and equipment. A decades-long series of funding cuts saw it morph to an incorporated non-profit in 2009 to stay afloat, but the new paradigm came with an unexpected upside—bringing the AWRS’s rich history of scientific research and natural heritage programming into the public eye.”