Historic fire research excursion launch

Quetico Foundation biologist interns Jared Stachiw and Katie Tripp heading out on another research trip. On this trip they will be surveying red pine stands along the northwest portion of the Park for old stumps to collect to be dated to assess the number of historic surface fires (see Red pine, fire and people for more info). This information will be used in developing an updated Fire Management Plan for Quetico over the next few years.

Katie and Jared head out to study red pine stands and collect historic surface fire data 1, Credit: Brian Jackson

By |July 17th, 2018|Foundation News, Park News|Comments Off on Historic fire research excursion launch

Introducing songbird monitoring research 2018

We all know bird songs to be beautiful, but as it turns out they can also be quite useful. Forest birds are a valuable and convenient indicator of forest health. These birds are sensitive to changes in ecosystem health, and their association with forest habitat makes them ideal for detecting fluctuations in forest condition. Each species of songbird has a unique call which allows for relatively easy identification of the species of songbirds within an area. Since 2014, Quetico Foundation summer research staff have assisted Quetico Provincial Park in the monitoring of songbird calls and the analysis of songbird data. Wildlife Acoustic’s SongMeters are used to record audio data at dawn when songbirds are most vocal. Once this data is collected (at the end of the summer) a technician can determine which birds were heard within the forest nearest to the SongMeter, and over the course of several years of data collection can observe trends in songbird populations. This long-term monitoring effort will be used by Quetico Park to assist in making informed management decisions. The data will provide information on the impacts of fire and other disturbances on songbird communities, bird species at risk, and provide a better understanding of how fragmented landscapes impact songbird migration.

By |July 6th, 2018|Foundation News, Park News|Comments Off on Introducing songbird monitoring research 2018

Biology Interns and researchers are back in the field

Our biology interns, Karissa and Jared, are back in the field. Jared has seen moose and moose calves already this spring. They are doing songbird monitoring, fire history data, bat, species at risk research and more!
By |May 30th, 2018|Foundation News|Comments Off on Biology Interns and researchers are back in the field

2017 Year in Review

Dear Quetico Foundation Supporters

It’s hard to believe another year has almost passed and we are reflecting once again on a great year of programs, events, and activities!

By |January 3rd, 2018|Foundation News|Comments Off on 2017 Year in Review

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2017 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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We are Canada – United by Canoe photos

We are Canada – United by Canoe photo album

Learn more: http://queticofoundation.org/we-are-canada-united-by-canoe/

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We are Canada…United by Canoe – Who is paddling for Canada’s future

A growing portfolio of participant bios

By |August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We are Canada…United by Canoe – Who is paddling for Canada’s future

Breaking coverage: Launch of the We Are Canada – United By Canoe excursion!

French Lake to Lac LaCroix 6-day canoe trip launch, August 21 2017

21 diverse Canadians paddle together for a 6 day canoe trip along historical routes in Quetico Provincial Park in 3 voyageur canoes. The trip will end at the Lac La Croix First Nation Pow wow on August 26th. The trip brings together students from Quetico Foundation’s scientific research team, Ridley Wilderness Youth Program participants, Indigenous youth from Mink Lake First Nations Youth Employment Program, and is being led by a team of senior Park officials, Lac La Croix First Nation members and Quetico Foundation’s executive director!

By |August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Breaking coverage: Launch of the We Are Canada – United By Canoe excursion!

Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Program 2017 Updates

This happy group of backcountry canoeists and researchers love Quetico, 2017 Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Team

 

Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Program 2017 Updates

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We are Canada – United by Canoe! August 9th Update

We are Canada – United by Canoe! Update

Here are a couple of pictures getting the voyageur canoes ready for our trip.

We are getting ready to bring together 21 diverse Canadians for a 6 day canoe trip along historical routes in Quetico Provincial Park in 3 voyageur canoes. The trip will end at the Lac La Croix First Nation Pow wow. The trip will bring together students from Quetico Foundation‘s scientific research team, Ridley Wilderness Youth Program participants, Indigenous youth from Mink Lake First Nations Youth Employment Program, and will led by a team of senior Park officials, Lac La Croix First Nation members and Quetico Foundation’s executive director!

Photo credits: Chris Stromberg

By |August 15th, 2017|Events, Foundation News, Park News|Comments Off on We are Canada – United by Canoe! August 9th Update