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.
For the newest activities in CASIOPA in 2015 and events dating back 15 years, just select the ‘Announcements & Workshops’ from the menu at right.
For those who can’t wait, our latest initiatives are:
- April 8-9 2015 Annual General Meeting – theme is Managing for Ecological Connectivity. Note the slight change in dates. A copy of the 2nd circular flyer is here:
- May 6-8 2015 conference on Healthy Parks/Healthy People; you can find a copy of our 1st circular flyer is here: casiopa healthy parks and healthy people flyer
We also have a new twitter feed. It’s @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.