UPDATED The Accommodation/Registration Document on AUG 2 with Announcement of 2 of our Plenary Speakers:
The 2017 AGM has an active Call for Presentations & an Updated Circular (Includes Registration/Accommodation)

CASIOPA @ 20 years: Innovative Applied Sciences for Protected Areas’ System Design & Management

Tuesday September 26 – Thursday September 28 at the Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre, Collingwood

All current AGM details in the documents below



You can also access AGM links & documents at the 2017 CASIOPA AGM Mirror Site



Go here for the post on the summary and pictures on the 2016 AGM (October 20/21)

This AGM’s theme was on Protected areas in a landscape context: Greater park ecosystems & Protected Areas in the Great Lakes

(The agenda is here: 2016 CASIOPA AGM Oct 20-21 [PDF])


Summary of the 1 March 2017 workshop on Big Box Greenspaces

This 1 March workshop was focused on visitor management in a crowded world where urban visitors are increasing.


We started a pilot that explores Ontario’s Parks and Protected Areas.

Announcement is here

First profile is here (more to come in later 2017)

Woodland Caribou Provincial park

Welcome to the Centre for Applied Science in Ontario Protected Areas (CASIOPA) .We are a consortium of government, non-governmental, private sector, and academic organizations and professionals who are dedicated to excellence in research and communication about applied sciences in the vast number of protected areas in Ontario, Canada.  We are directly supported by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the University of Waterloo.

Misery Bay Provincial Park

CASIOPA supports and celebrates Ontario Parks and Protected Areas via  the latest version of a video showing every provincial park:

Our twitter feed is @CASIOPA_ON. Follow us there!

Interested in conducting research in Ontario’s Provincial Parks, Nature Reserves, or Conservation Reserves? Start here for the permit process.

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry has published several state of the science reports, including the state of parks; some of these have been done in conjunction with CASIOPA.  The same link as the permit page gets you a list of those reports and further links to copies of them, here.

Kama Hills PNR


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