Research in Killarney Park
We work with partners to support research projects in Killarney Provincial Park.
Lake Trout Research
Laurentian University M.Sc. student Jasmine Louste-Fillion and OMNRF fisheries technologist Lee Haslam return lake trout embryos to the spawning sites on Ruth-Roy lake after an absence of trout in this lake for more than 60 years. This unique experiment is part of the lake trout restoration work that the Friends of Killarney support through a grant to Dr. John Gunn at the Vale Living with Lakes Centre at Laurentian University.
Eastern Wolf Study
We support a study on the threatened eastern red wolf.
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).
The species and its habitat are now protected under the ESA.
Loon & 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 Ontario Park naturalists occur throughout the spring and summer.
For more information, contact Ontario Parks at 705-287-2900.