Our 2018 Annual Conference will be Sept 25-26 at the Hilton Markham Conference Centre!

Theme: Our Nature, Our Health Connections Between Protected Areas and Human Health

You can now register for the conference, book a hotel room, & see updated information
at the new CASIOPA website here:



CASIOPA @ 20 years: Innovative Applied Sciences for Protected Areas’ System Design & Management
The meeting recap has been delayed so we can post it directly to the new website

The agenda/schedule-at-a-glance is here: 2017-casiopa-agm-agenda-schedule-sept-21

Guide for presenters here: 2017-casiopa-agm-guide-for-presenters

Presentation abstracts are here: 2017-casiopa-agm-abstracts

Field trip logistics and descriptions 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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