About The Kenauk Institute

A permanent research establishment has been created at Kenauk! The Kenauk Institute is proud to partner with Kenauk Nature, using research and conservation to ensure Kenauk’s legacy as a pristine wilderness for centuries to come.

The vision is to establish a baseline inventory of biodiversity and monitor the property with a 100 year time horizon. With time, Kenauk will become a laboratory for monitoring climate change and human impacts.

Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better
– Albert Einstein

Carleton Trout Catch-and-Release Project

The FECP Lab is committed to ensuring that recreational fisheries are sustainable by improving the science and practice of catch-and-release.

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Carleton Trout Catch-and-Release Project

The FECP Lab is committed to ensuring that recreational fisheries are sustainable by improving the science and practice of catch-and-release.

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McGill Black Maple Project

Biodiversity conservation depends on deep knowledge about the smaller and hyper-diverse animals in the world, including insects and spiders.

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McGill Black Maple Project

Biodiversity conservation depends on deep knowledge about the smaller and hyper-diverse animals in the world, including insects and spiders.

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Papineau Lake Loon Nesting Project

While loon populations are currently stable, a number of threats loom, including human encroachment and pollution.

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Papineau Lake Loon Nesting Project

While loon populations are currently stable, a number of threats loom, including human encroachment and pollution.

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NCC Biodiversity Inventory

In 2014, NCC began a series of inventories on the property of Kenauk with the goal of documenting it’s biodiversity to exemplify its value.

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NCC Biodiversity Inventory

In 2014, NCC began a series of inventories on the property of Kenauk with the goal of documenting it’s biodiversity to exemplify its value.

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Angling and Bass Reproduction Project

Is angling for nesting bass (even catch-and-release) detrimental to their reproductive success and consequently to population level recruitment?

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Angling and Bass Reproduction Project

Is angling for nesting bass (even catch-and-release) detrimental to their reproductive success and consequently to population level recruitment?

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CERFO Integrated Resource Management

Zoning Kenauk on a fine scale is foreseen to define the management of the various resources for the territory.

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CERFO Integrated Resource Management

Zoning Kenauk on a fine scale is foreseen to define the management of the various resources for the territory.

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CERFO Vernal Pool Mapping Project

Vernal pools are specialized wildlife habitats but because they are small in size and temporary, they are difficult to identify and therefore protect.

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CERFO Vernal Pool Mapping Project

Vernal pools are specialized wildlife habitats but because they are small in size and temporary, they are difficult to identify and therefore protect.

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Pollinator Inventory Project

The goal of this project was to determine if forestry management practices impact pollinators and how they interact with plants.

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Pollinator Inventory Project

The goal of this project was to determine if forestry management practices impact pollinators and how they interact with plants.

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Coyote Diet Comparison Project

The goal of this project is to determine the feeding habits of coyotes through fecal DNA metabarcoding analyses.

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Coyote Diet Comparison Project

The goal of this project is to determine the feeding habits of coyotes through fecal DNA metabarcoding analyses.

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Papineau Weir Monitoring Project

In 2015 the Papineau lake dam was converted into a weir to improve fish access and aquatic habitats between the lake and the Kinonge River.

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Papineau Weir Monitoring Project

In 2015 the Papineau lake dam was converted into a weir to improve fish access and aquatic habitats between the lake and the Kinonge River.

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Water Quality Monitoring

The goal of this project is to continue the long term monitoring of water quality in Papineau Lake.

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Water Quality Monitoring

The goal of this project is to continue the long term monitoring of water quality in Papineau Lake.

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Archaeology and Cultural Resources

This research project will identify and document Kenauk’s cultural resources as well as classify geological sites of interest for exploration.

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Archaeology and Cultural Resources

This research project will identify and document Kenauk’s cultural resources as well as classify geological sites of interest for exploration.

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Arthropod Biodiversity Project

Biodiversity is central to the resilience and health of our ecosystems, especially today as we face unprecedented environmental challenges.

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Arthropod Biodiversity Project

Biodiversity is central to the resilience and health of our ecosystems, especially today as we face unprecedented environmental challenges.

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Forest Resilience Project

Assessing the best management strategies in relation to increasing the overall resilience of forests to invasive pests, disease and climate change.

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Forest Resilience Project

Assessing the best management strategies in relation to increasing the overall resilience of forests to invasive pests, disease and climate change.

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Success of Non-Indigenous Slugs

The goal of this project is to determine the ecological factors that facilitate the successful invasion of non-indigenous slugs.

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Success of Non-Indigenous Slugs

The goal of this project is to determine the ecological factors that facilitate the successful invasion of non-indigenous slugs.

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Papineau Lake Hydrology Project

The goal of this project is to understand the hydrologic dynamics of Papineau Lake and how those dynamics are related to shoreline wetlands.

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Papineau Lake Hydrology Project

The goal of this project is to understand the hydrologic dynamics of Papineau Lake and how those dynamics are related to shoreline wetlands.

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Tree Growth and Productivity Project

The goal of this project is to assess the effects of different forestry management techniques on forest productivity and resilience.

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Tree Growth and Productivity Project

The goal of this project is to assess the effects of different forestry management techniques on forest productivity and resilience.

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Vernal Pool Hydrology and Herpetology

Despite their ecological importance, the effects of forestry on vernal pool hydrology and herpetofauna are unknown.

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Vernal Pool Hydrology and Herpetology

Despite their ecological importance, the effects of forestry on vernal pool hydrology and herpetofauna are unknown.

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Recreational Fisheries on Papineau Lake

The goal of this project is to understand the spatial ecology, population dynamics and fishery for lake trout and black bass in Papineau Lake.

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Recreational Fisheries on Papineau Lake

The goal of this project is to understand the spatial ecology, population dynamics and fishery for lake trout and black bass in Papineau Lake.

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Integrated Forestry Planning Project

This project will include the validation of an annual forest planning approach which incorporates airborne LiDAR technology.

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Integrated Forestry Planning Project

This project will include the validation of an annual forest planning approach which incorporates airborne LiDAR technology.

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Crayfish Inventory Project

Crayfish play important roles in freshwater systems, including those of ecosystem engineers and bio-indicators of water quality and habitat.

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Crayfish Inventory Project

Crayfish play important roles in freshwater systems, including those of ecosystem engineers and bio-indicators of water quality and habitat.

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Winter Ticks and Moose Ecology

A telemetry tracking and moose health data collection program across the province, with a specific focus on calves and moose recruitment.

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Winter Ticks and Moose Ecology

A telemetry tracking and moose health data collection program across the province, with a specific focus on calves and moose recruitment.

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Bat Monitoring and Inventory Project

Bats play ecological roles that are vital to the health of ecosystems, including pest control, pollinating plants and seed dispersal.

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Bat Monitoring and Inventory Project

Bats play ecological roles that are vital to the health of ecosystems, including pest control, pollinating plants and seed dispersal.

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Landscape Scale Wildlife Corridor

The Adirondack – Laurentians ecological corridor boasts a wide variety of habitats that still maintain ecological integrity and are rich in biodiversity.

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Landscape Scale Wildlife Corridor

The Adirondack – Laurentians ecological corridor boasts a wide variety of habitats that still maintain ecological integrity and are rich in biodiversity.

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Forest Tent Caterpillar Project

The interactions between forest tent caterpillars and forest composition as well as the role of predation in outbreak dynamics.

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Forest Tent Caterpillar Project

The interactions between forest tent caterpillars and forest composition as well as the role of predation in outbreak dynamics.

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Wildlife Corridor

A wildlife corridor is defined as a protected route that allows wildlife to move safely between areas of suitable habitat. Kenauk is thought to act as a corridor of wilderness connecting wildlife populations to the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve and the Mont-Tremblant National Park which would otherwise be separated by human activities or structures and development.

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Wildlife Corridor

A wildlife corridor is defined as a protected route that allows wildlife to move safely between areas of suitable habitat. Kenauk is thought to act as a corridor of wilderness connecting wildlife populations to the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve and the Mont-Tremblant National Park which would otherwise be separated by human activities or structures and development.

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