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.

Name Email Phone Number
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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Owner
Manitoba, Department of Conservation and Water Stewardship and Parks Canada (Wapusk National Park)

Membership
Regular Member

Latitude
58.6614

Longitude
-93.1912

Location
Wapusk National Park

Nearest Community
Churchill

Territory/ Province
Manitoba

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
N/A

Facility Type
Seasonally-Operated Research Station

Research Hinterland
Coastal, Continuous Permafrost, Sea Ice, Tundra, Wetland, Taiga

Main Research Disciplines
Environmental Sciences, Hydrology, Mapping/GIS, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology, Traditional/Aboriginal Knowledge

Research History
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.

Current Projects
University Courses (2), high school course (1), Canada Goose Management activities (pre-season banding).

Power
Generator, Solar

Communications
Satellite phone, VHF

Local Transportation
Helicopter

Equipment Storage
By request only

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
Bunk beds

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
Separate kitchen

Laboratory Facilities
N/A

Fuel Availability
Caching

Research Requirements
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
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Churchill, MB

Safety Considerations
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.

Cost
Generally no cost, if research or educational purposes.

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2015-05-30