Wapusk National Park (Nester 1 Research Station)
Nester One is a research camp located near Cape Churchill that was established in 1969 by Manitoba Conservation and the Mississippi Flyway Council to study the nesting ecology of Eastern Prairie Population (EPP) Canada Geese. Since its establishment, Nester One has undergone a series of improvements and infrastructure upgrades, resulting in a modernized research facility equipped with a renewable power plant, and water and wastewater treatment system owned and operated by Parks Canada Agency.
|Primary Contact||Frank Baldwin||Frank.Baldwin@gov.mb.ca||(204) 945-6808|
|Secondary Contact||Melissa Gibbons||Melissa.Gibbons@pc.gc.ca||(204) 675-8863|
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Manitoba, Department of Conservation and Water Stewardship and Parks Canada (Wapusk National Park)
Wapusk National Park
Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Seasonally-Operated Research Station
Coastal, Continuous Permafrost, Sea Ice, Tundra, Wetland, Taiga
Main Research Disciplines
Environmental Sciences, Hydrology, Mapping/GIS, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology, Traditional/Aboriginal Knowledge
Established in 1969 by Manitoba Conservation and the Mississippi Flyway Council to study the nesting ecology of Eastern Prairie Population (EPP) Canada Geese. The camp is jointly owned and operated by Manitoba Conservation and the Mississippi Flyway Council, with support from Parks Canada Agency. It continues to support EPP management activities, but also supports a variety of other research and educational programs.
University Courses (2), high school course (1), Canada Goose Management activities (pre-season banding).
Satellite phone, VHF
By request only
Contact Frank Baldwin for an accommodation request form.
Special Rules and Regulations
Conditions of use are included on the Accommodation Request Form.
Local External Resources
Nearest Medical Service
It is the responsibility of users to comply with all Parks Canada Agency (PCA) regulations and Federal Firearms regulations. Users must review and be familiar with the polar bear safety plan for Nester 1, on file with PCA.
Generally no cost, if research or educational purposes.