Up North On Climate Conference

Northern First Nation Community Delegates, including many from the Matawa member First Nations, joined together with science, academic and environmental organizations, and government delegates from across Ontario, to discuss climate change. This conference, called the Up North On Climate Conference, was hosted in Thunder Bay, Ontario from April 24-26, 2018, lead by Laurentian University. Together … Read more

Living with us… Bald Eagle (Migisi)

The Bald Eagle is Canada’s largest bird of prey.  It is often found near water and feeds mainly on fish and carrion (dead animals).  Bald Eagles do not get their characteristic white head and tail feathers until they are at least four years old.  Pairs of Bald Eagles mate for life, raising 1 to 3 … Read more

White Nose Syndrome Research

Bats across North America are facing an epidemic. The Little Brown Myotis, Northern Myotis, and Tri-coloured Bat have been emergency listed as Endangered on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2014 because of sudden and dramatic declines across the eastern portions of the ranges because of a disease called “white-nose … Read more

Living With Us… Eastern Whippoorwill

You may have heard their distinct call in the summer and fall. A repeated trill that sounds like ‘Whip-poor-will” over and over again. But did you know that Eastern Whip-poor-wills are on Ontario’s Species At Risk list? These ground-living birds are currently listed as ‘Threatened’, which means they’re not endangered yet, but they are likely … Read more

Peter Moses to Accept Prestigious Award Tonight

Four Rivers is especially proud to celebrate one of our team members, Peter Moses, tonight! Peter is the 2017 winner of the Skookum Jim Award! Peter Moses will be honored at the Awards Gala at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel tonight, as part of PDAC’s annual convention here in Toronto. Peter is receiving this prestigious … Read more

Four Rivers Drone at PDAC

The Four Rivers drone made an appearance at booth #750 at PDAC! The drone is one of our geomatics team’s tools for data collection.  It can collect aerial imagery with sub-centimeter accuracy.  It can also be used for a variety of different projects such as values collection (ground truthing cultural sites in the field), or … Read more

Living with us… Grey Wolf (Ma’iingan)

The grey wolf is the largest wild member of the canid family and the ancestor of the domestic dog. It’s survival and success as a predator is dependent on its organization into packs; family groups that usually consist of 8-10 wolves. Packs patrol territories which they maintain with scent markings. By hunting in packs, the … Read more