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

Dendrochronology is a beautiful science

 

The Quetico Foundation’s Biology Intern Jared Stachiw, standing between a massive red and white pine on Burntside Lake. Photo Credit:  Brian Jackson.

 

Dendrochronology is a beautiful science – it allows us to date events that occurred in a tree’s life using patterns of annual growth rings, thus providing a glimpse of past forest conditions and influences.

From July 29th to August 4th an initial investigation of trees for evidence of historical use was conducted within Quetico Provincial Park. Present on this trip was the Quetico Park Biologist, Brian Jackson, two dendrochronology researchers from the United States, Dr. Evan Larson and Lane Johnson, and the Quetico Foundation’s Biology Intern, Jared Stachiw.

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A wonderful visit with Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor

Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor paid a visit to Quetico Provincial Park on July 26th 2017 and had a particular interest in the Foundation’s research activities.

The Lieutenant Governor was in Quetico and specifically asked to meet with our students.

Our research team met with her, Tanny Wells, Quetico Foundation co-chair also did – our research team had the chance to deliver a hands on show and tell. Bird song recorder, crayfish trap, fire pattern tree regrowth samples and notes seen on table.

The Lieutenant Governor is even holding her new Quetico Foundation shirt!!

By |July 31st, 2017|Foundation News, Park News|Comments Off on A wonderful visit with Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor

July 12 2017 Summer Research Update

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A beautiful moon above a tall pine and the calm serene waters of Basswood Lake.

 

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Quetico Foundation’s Biology Intern Jared is in the field (in the wilderness of the park) doing some fire scar tree ring sampling to get a better understanding of the presence of fire frequency from this and other local stands of red pines.

 

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Jared paddles along Tuck Lake with Brian Jackson, Park Biologist.

 

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Our Student Summer Research Team also participated in Atikokan’s Canada 150 celebrations and helped lead the great local canoe paddle! Here’s Kirsten, Peter, and Marla – Ty was there too, providing Quetico Foundation information and teaching people about local wildlife and vegetation studies!

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Join in our celebration of wilderness up in Quetico! _Atikokan Progress promo Aug 2 2016_

Quetico Foundation BBQ 2016 Atikokan Progress

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Quetico Foundation sponsored Community BBQ at Dawson Trail Campground in Quetico Provincial Park

The Quetico Foundation sponsored a Community BBQ on Monday in Quetico Park at the Dawson Trail Campground on French Lake. Community leaders, trustees, our Executive Director, Biology Intern and Ridley Wilderness Youth Program participants were there – joining leaders, campers and neighbours in celebrating 60 years of wilderness preservation.

Check out these photos and enjoy the experience.

 

By |September 4th, 2015|Events, Foundation News, Park News|Comments Off on Quetico Foundation sponsored Community BBQ at Dawson Trail Campground in Quetico Provincial Park

New Park Superintendent for Quetico Park

Congratulations to Trevor Gibb who was appointed as the new Superintendent at Quetico Park effective March 17, 2014! We look forward to working with Trevor and his team in the coming years.

By |March 25th, 2014|Park News|Comments Off on New Park Superintendent for Quetico Park

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