The Friends of the Petawawa Research Forest was established to support, promote, and protect the Petawawa Research Forest (PRF) for continued scientific study, environmental education, and public recreation.

The Friends of the Petawawa Research Forest, Inc. was established by a group of volunteers in 2002 to:

  • create awareness of the valuable potential of the Petawawa Research Forest (PRF) for continuing scientific study, education, and public recreation
  • generate support for the PRF through a non-political, non-profit organization with charitable status and which is at arms-length from the government
  • help secure the viability and future of the PRF
  • promote environmental awareness among children and youth through formal instruction and hands-on opportunities

Have a look at our recent Newsletter.

Check out our Facebook page: Friends of the Petawawa Research Forest — join our group: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofPRF/

Summer access to the PRF

If the Fire Weather Index is Low or Moderate, PRF staff intend to have have the gates open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If the FWI is high or extreme, the gates will be kept closed.

Walking throughout is OK, but please do not light fires and respect the forest environment.