What we do

We focus on protecting many important areas of Canada's wilderness. Find out about the issues we work on below, or click on a link to the right to more about where we work.

Algonquin to Adirondacks

Algonquin to Adirondacks

The Algonquin to Adirondacks Program aims to ensure ecological connectivity and help restore biodiversity within a broad region of eastern Ontario and northern New York State stretching from Algonquin Park to the Adirondack Mountains.
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The Eastern Wolf

The Eastern Wolf

The Eastern Wolf is one of Ottawa Valley's most elusive, yet most fascinating, denizen, but as a 'Species at Risk', its future is uncertain.
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Parks Management

Parks Management

Protected areas, such as parks, are the keystones of wilderness protection. The Parks Management Committee focuses on protected area creation and management based on ecocentric principles. As well, we are concerned with maintaining natural connectivity and wildlife diversity.
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Temagami

Temagami

Temagami is located in North Eastern Ontario, about 100 kilometers North of North Bay. Known for its rich history and unique environmental features, Temagami has become a destination known the world over. Containing 50% of all remaining old-growth pine forests, this endangered ecosystem needs our protection now more than ever.
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Elementary School Programs

Elementary School Programs

Need to educate your group or class on the environment but don't want to make it boring? CPAWS Ottawa Valley at your service! Our knowledgeable guides conduct informative outings in our spectacular region with a special focus on environmental education in the Ontario School Curriculum, perfect for any school group.
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Algonquin Land Claim in Ontario

Algonquin Land Claim in Ontario

For a number of years, the Algonquins of Ontario, the Province of Ontario and Canada have been engaged in negotiations towards a Land Claim Treaty for eastern Ontario
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Road Ecology

Road Ecology

The Road Ecology program aims to engage citizens to maintain and restore connections across landscapes, between parks and protected areas. Ensuring ecological integrity of natural ecosystems and preventing the decline of any species in the Ottawa Valley from road constructions and operations is one of our biggest goals.
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Dumoine River

Dumoine River

The Dumoine River drains a remarkable wild watershed in southwestern Quebec. Its headwaters lie in the boreal forest landscape of La Vérendrye wildlife reserve and it ultimately flows into the Ottawa River about 200 kilometres upstream from Ottawa/Gatineau.
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Gatineau Park - Make it a “Real” Park!

Gatineau Park - Make it a “Real” Park!

It’s hard not to fall in love with the extraordinary biodiversity of Gatineau Park. This beautiful wilderness has 118 rare or endangered species, numerous wetlands, and 50 lakes!
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