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.
On a regional scale, wildlife must travel long distances to find mates, shelter, expand their home ranges and take advantage of seasonal changes in weather and food. Local movement is important to exploit available resources and long distance movement is essential to maintain genetic variability and sustain populations over large areas.
Kenauk is an ideal wildlife corridor because it has limited human presence, a variety of habitats, topography and adequate vegetation cover. The Kenauk Institute, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, will focus on conducting research to validate Kenauks use a widlife corridor and identify surrounding areas that could be protected in order to create an effective network of corridors for wildlife.