Research in the Park
We work with partners to support research projects in Killarney Provincial Park. If you'd like to get involved in our research in the Park initiatives, please contact us.
Eastern Wolf Study
We are currently funding a study of the threatened eastern red wolf. Visit the Eastern Wolf Survey website to learn more about this project, led by Dr. Linda Rutledge and Dr. Bradley White in the Natural Resources DNA Profiling & Forensic Centre at Trent University.
Thanks to the work of this study, the eastern wolf (now know as the Algonquin wolf) is now classified as "threatened" on the Species at Risk in Ontario list under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This means the species and its habitat are now protected under the ESA.
Citizen Science Project
Pick up a wolf sample collection pack at the Park office. By helping us collect wolf samples (e.g. hair, scat, blood, urine), you will greatly benefit the Eastern Wolf Study. The information your samples provide may help protect Killarney’s Eastern Wolf population.
Loon and butterfly surveys
The regular counts of loon and butterfly species in the Park benefits the health of its ecosystem. These one-day events led by Park naturalists occur throughout the spring and summer. For more information, contact Ontario Parks at 705-287-2900.