Kenauk is an ideal location for a research institute because of its extensive size, undisturbed wilderness as well as its uniqueness as a pristine watershed and wildlife corridor. The abundance and diversity of flora and fauna in combination with the properties unique history provides endless possibilities for research and education.

Mission and Vision

Kenauk is a unique territory, which is in the process of being protected in permanence by the Kenauk Institute and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The mission of The Kenauk Institute is to support, coordinate and supervise scientific research, involve local schools in environmental education, and connect Kenauk with the broader community.

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.

Mission and Vision

Kenauk is a unique territory, which is in the process of being protected in permanence by the Kenauk Institute and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The mission of The Kenauk Institute is to support, coordinate and supervise scientific research, involve local schools in environmental education, and connect Kenauk with the broader community.

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.

History

Kenauk has been protected through private ownership since the King of France originally granted this 65,000 acre wilderness domain to Francois de Laval, a Bishop of New France in 1674.

Today Kenauk is partnered with the Nature Conservancy of Canada whose reputation for protecting wild places is outstanding. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Together with the Kenauk Institute, we hope to ensure Kenauk’s legacy as a pristine wilderness for centuries to come.

Detailed History

History

Kenauk has been protected through private ownership since the King of France originally granted this 65,000 acre wilderness domain to Francois de Laval, a Bishop of New France in 1674.

Today Kenauk is partnered with the Nature Conservancy of Canada whose reputation for protecting wild places is outstanding. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Together with the Kenauk Institute, we hope to ensure Kenauk’s legacy as a pristine wilderness for centuries to come.

Detailed History

Governance

The Kenauk Institute is honoured to have such a dedicated board of directors.

Mr. Doug Harpur – Chair
Mr. Patrick Pichette – B.A., M.A.
Ms. Sara Lydiatt – B.A., M.A.
Dr. Altaf Kassam – B.Sc., PhD, M.B.A.
Dr. Christian Messier – B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Dr. David Philipp – B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Dr. Kyle Elliott – B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD

Governance

The Kenauk Institute is honoured to have such a dedicated board of directors.

Mr. Doug Harpur – Chair
Mr. Patrick Pichette – B.A., M.A.
Ms. Sara Lydiatt – B.A., M.A.
Dr. Altaf Kassam – B.Sc., PhD, M.B.A.
Dr. Christian Messier – B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Dr. David Philipp – B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Dr. Kyle Elliott – B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD

Reports and Policy

Please consult our annual reports for yearly updates on our facilities, as well as summaries of our research projects and educational programs.

2015 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report

It is our policy that for any funds provided to academic institutions for research partnerships from all Kenauk companies, including the Kenauk Institute, Kenauk Nature X L.P., and Kenauk Canada ULC no overhead will be taken.

Reports and Policy

Please consult our annual reports for yearly updates on our facilities, as well as summaries of our research projects and educational programs.

2015 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report

It is our policy that for any funds provided to academic institutions for research partnerships from all Kenauk companies, including the Kenauk Institute, Kenauk Nature X L.P., and Kenauk Canada ULC no overhead will be taken.