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Wildlife Research Station

 

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, Executive Director of the WRS at wrs@vianet.ca. Please enjoy our site, and check back often for news, research updates, and upcoming events! Please remember the WRS operates on user fees and donations from peope like you! Donations are always greatly appreciated.

 

What's new at the WRS

 

2018 Field Season Update

 

2017 was a field season for the records. With increases to research presence, field course involvement and world-class public education programming the WRS has set new standards for our future in Algonquin. Our successes would not have come without the dedicated effort of our researchers, staff, BOD and committed alumni. With 2018 underway and our 74th field season we would like to ask for your support in furthering our goals and visions for the organization. Please click the donate tab above, or contact the Executive Director Tim Winegard to learn how you can contribute and be a part of the WRS legacy.

2018 Employment Opportunities have been filled

 

The WRS is pleased to announce that our positions for 2018 have been filled. Our seasonal positions include the WRS assistant manager, head cook, and assistant cook roles. All of our positions require hardworking, passionate individuals who enjoy the outdoors, and who are looking to build experience in one of our demanding roles. Our seasonal staff truly get the experience of a lifetime and we look forward to working with them in 2018. Please check back for 2019 postings in January, 2019

 

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

 

2018 Wild Ontario-WRS Spring Spruce Up Great Success

 

The 5th 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 2018 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.

 

2017 Research Report is Available!

 

With the 2018 field season underway we are pleased to announce the release of our 2017 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 2017 and please stay tuned for updates from the 2018 season! To be added to our mailing list for updates, and information on the station please contact our communications director Patrick Moldowan (PMoldowan1@laurentian.ca)

 

10th Annual Meet the Researcher Day Event

 

August 2, 2018 will mark the 10th Annual WRS Meet the Researcher Day. With researchers from the WRS, Harkness Fisheries Lab, Ontario Parks/MNRF as well as University Labs across the province. The event also hosts local archeologist Rory Mackay, The Owl Foundation, Ontario Nature, Bear With Us, and Coyote Watch. Attendees learn 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.

 

 

Film Crew works with WRS Based BLISS Salamander Project

 

The salamander migration at the WRS is surely a sign of spring! Production teams once again visited the WRS this spring to work with researchers to capture the intimate lives of spotted salamanders. Stay tune for the final product!

 

 

 

 

 

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    May 23, 2018 ..........................................................................................................................................................................AshleyEckford
   
Wildlife Research Station, P.O. Box 49 Whitney Ontario, K0J 2M0, Canada
   

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