Long Point Waterfowl News

Year end updates and news  from  Long Point Waterfowl

    The Ankney Award

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Dave Ankney and Sandi Johnson Waterfowl and Wetlands Graduate Research Scholarship. Students studying any aspect of wildlife ecology or management in North America, with special emphasis on wetlands, waterfowl or other game birds, are encouraged to apply. Additional information about the scholarship, award amounts, eligibility and the application process can be found at:

 

http://longpointwaterfowl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ankney-Johnson-Scholarship-with-TOR.pdf

 

New collaboration with University of Waterloo

Dr. Samantha Richman, Long Point Waterfowl’s Research Scientist, has recently been appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo. Long Point Waterfowl is now partnered with Dr. Rebecca Rooney, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, in the development of a study to build upon research conducted by former LPW graduate student Shawn Meyer (MSc 2003) and published in the Journal of Wildlife Management (2010, v74(7):1559-1567). The study will be designed to further understand waterbird use of wetlands habitats dominated by invasive Phragmites australis. For more information, please contact: [email protected]

 

 

Lower Great Lakes Hen House Project

In partnership with Long Point Waterfowl and the Walpole Island Rod and Gun Club, the Flyway Foundation recently built and shipped 800 hen houses

(artificial duck nesting cylinders) to Ontario. Currently, 450 houses are at Walpole Island and 350 are at Port Rowan. These houses are being offered, free of charge, to waterfowl/conservation clubs and individuals for placement at wetlands in southern Ontario. For additional information and contacts please go to:

http://longpointwaterfowl.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Hen-House-Project-1.pdf