Biology Internship Program reported in Atikokan Progress

Atikokan Progress,

Monday August 31 2015,

M.McKinnon

In addition to the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, the Quetico Foundation sponsored a biology intern this summer to work with Park biologist Brian Jackson (he moved over from his position as area biologist earlier this year).

Kiara Gannon, who will enter her second year of biology studies at the University of Victoria shortly, worked 16 weeks this summer, mostly in the Park.

While Gannon was based at the area office in town, most of her summer was spent doing field work in the Park – hands-on, front-line biology – usually gathering data for several long-term monitoring projects. The involved several different extended trips into the Park.

To monitor songbirds, the biologists would set up recording devicesl the tapes go to bird song experts, who can identify species based on the call. The listened for ruffed grouse drumming. They searched for snowshoe hare scat (not too successfully); the animals are quite common at French Lake, however).

By |September 4th, 2015|Foundation News|Comments Off on Biology Internship Program reported in Atikokan Progress

Save the Date! Art Show – Places & Spaces at The Storys Building, November 5th, 2015

For a second year in a row, on our 61st anniversary year, The Quetico Foundation is partnering with the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund in Places & Spaces, an Art Show featuring artists from the Quetico Artists in Residence Program alongside many fine Canadian artists, inspired by Ontario’s beautiful natural legacy, including Quetico Provincial Park, as well as other natural and cultural themes.

Join us on November 5th, 2015  in support of The Quetico Foundation and the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund, for an outstanding, memorable, creative, inspiring and significant evening.

We appreciate the considerate and kind sponsors who help to support the Quetico Foundation’s programs and protecting our wilderness areas in Quetico, as well as helping to give kids and young folk the opportunities to go to camp. If interested in helping to provide sponsorship, please contact The Quetico Foundation at 416-941-9388 or office@queticofoundation.org or contact the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund www.taylorstattencamps.com/tsc-bursary-fund-tscbf or www.tscbf.com/get-in-touch.html.

By |June 26th, 2015|Events, Foundation News, Fundraising|Comments Off on Save the Date! Art Show – Places & Spaces at The Storys Building, November 5th, 2015

Quetico Foundation Canoe Day 2015 Photo Album

Quetico Foundation’s annual Canoe Day raises funds to benefit the Student Summer Research Program and brings friends, canoeists, supporters, trustees and community together to enjoy paddling Ontario’s canoe routes, with a chance to enjoy great weather, see wildlife and enjoy a gourmet lunch. Quetico Foundation Canoe Day participants saw a ton of wildlife including song sparrows, sandpipers, Canada geese, fish, a green frog, green darner dragonflies, emerging lilypads, trumpeter swans, barn swallows, tree swallows and a porcupine. The Nonquon River is serene and smooth, surrounded by cattails, birch, dogwood, cedars and pines, as well as some riverine wetlands areas.

The Quetico Foundation board of trustees held our Annual General Meeting on May 1st, 2015 at the Canadian Canoe Museum and had the chance to tour the exhibits and see more canoes than you ever imagined at the Canadian Canoe Museum.

To learn more about the Quetico Foundation and to help support our programs and mission to protect wilderness with a particular focus on Quetico Provincial Park, visit: www.queticofoundation.org

Photos by: Noah Cole and Ryan Rogers/CAPS community news and Judy

By |May 8th, 2015|Action, Events, Foundation News|Comments Off on Quetico Foundation Canoe Day 2015 Photo Album

Rusty crayfish in Basswood Lake: blog by Quetico Foundation 2014 biology intern

The invasive introduced rusty crayfish are no good in Quetico’s Basswood Lake, displacing native species. Read the Quetico Foundation’s 2014 biology intern, Hannah Gehrels’ blog: https://whenilookatthestars.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/rusty-the-ravenous/

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Photo compilation (rusty crayfish and virile crayfish): Noah Cole

By |April 2nd, 2015|Foundation News|Comments Off on Rusty crayfish in Basswood Lake: blog by Quetico Foundation 2014 biology intern

Quetico Foundation in the Boundary Waters Journal

Read Rob Kesselring’s article about the Quetico Foundation’s recent endeavours in the Winter 2014 edition of The Boundary Waters Journal. The Quetico Foundation celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014. Did you know that the committee that eventually became the Quetico Foundation was in part established by the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, with assistance from US counterpart President Franklin Roosevelt?

Learn more about the Quetico Foundation in the article written by Rob Kesselring in the Winter 2014 edition of Boundary Waters Journal, pgs 73-76, available at: http://ow.ly/L6Dfl and www.boundarywatersjournal.com

The Quetico Foundation;wilderness legacy article is reproduced here with permission from The Boundary Waters Journal.

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By |April 2nd, 2015|Foundation News|Comments Off on Quetico Foundation in the Boundary Waters Journal

Double your donation to the Quetico Foundation

We are raising 60k in 60 days for our 60th birthday!


 

We are  almost there!  We would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest gratitude to all our generous supporters who have brought us this far!      THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Since we are so close to our goal……. we are extending this matching opportunity into the New Year!  With the busy holiday season now behind us, we hope that you will consider putting us over the top!

A Matching Fund of $30,000 has been created by several very generous Quetico Foundation donors:

  • The Dalglish Family Foundation
  • The Cole Family
  • Tanny Wells
  • Cliff Lax
  • Gerald Killan
  • Evans Investment Counsel
  • Anonymous

With your support, your donations will match this Fund, raising $60,000 in the next 60 days to launch the Foundation’s next 60 years, which begin in 2015.

Make your donation and your gift will be doubled by our Matching Fund.

$25 becomes $50.
$100 becomes $200.
$500 becomes $1000.

And, if you decide to give by becoming a Monthly Donor, your gift will be matched all year long in 2015!

Double the impact of your contribution on the preservation of Quetico Park and the important education and research programs that the Foundation supports.

Donate Now

Thank you for your generous support.

By |November 3rd, 2014|Foundation News, Fundraising|Comments Off on Double your donation to the Quetico Foundation

Thank you for joining us at the Art Show!

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This year, our 60th anniversary year, The Quetico Foundation partnered with the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund in Ontario Discovered, an Art Show featuring artists from the Quetico Artists in Residence Program alongside approximately 25 Canadian artists who are inspired by Ontario’s green or natural areas both within and outside the urban environment.

Thank you for supporting The Quetico Foundation and the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund for a highly successfully, culturally rich evening.

We’ll be posting a booklet of the art displayed at the show, some of which is still available! Visit this page again soon!

By |October 17th, 2014|Events, Foundation News, Fundraising|Comments Off on Thank you for joining us at the Art Show!

It’s our 60th Anniversary Year—and we have a new website to celebrate!

2014 marks the 60th Anniversary since we were created by letters patent in October 1954! 60 years of wilderness preservation programs and initiatives! 60 years of ensuring that Quetico Park is the same today as it was 60 years ago!

To begin commemorating our 60th Anniversary Year, we’ve launched this new website – a new look, a new feel, and new information. We’re excited to hear your feedback. Please send your comments to office@queticofoundation.org, fill out our form, or go to our Facebook page.

By |April 23rd, 2014|Foundation News|Comments Off on It’s our 60th Anniversary Year—and we have a new website to celebrate!

Our response to the preliminary Quetico Park Management Plan

The Quetico Foundation has made its official response to the Preliminary Quetico Park Management Plan, which was finally released for public comment on September 30th 2013.

Download and read our official response »

The Park Management Plan is the key document that sets the tone and direction for all aspects of the management of the Park for decades to come. Our comments are under consideration and the preparation of the final Plan is in process. We will post the final Plan here when it’s released.

By |March 24th, 2014|Foundation News, Park News|Comments Off on Our response to the preliminary Quetico Park Management Plan

It’s our 60th Anniversary Year—and we have a new website to celebrate!

2014 marks the 60th Anniversary since we were created by letters patent in October 1954! 60 years of wilderness preservation programs and initiatives! 60 years of ensuring that Quetico Park is the same today as it was 60 years ago!

To begin commemorating our 60th Anniversary Year, we’ve launched this new website – a new look, a new feel, and new information. We’re excited to hear your feedback. Please send your comments to office@queticofoundation.org, fill out our form, or go to our Facebook page.

By |September 13th, 2013|Foundation News|Comments Off on It’s our 60th Anniversary Year—and we have a new website to celebrate!