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Books, Journal Articles & Reports


Old-growth Forest Walks in the Ontario Greenbelt. M. Henry (expected 2024), Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Toronto.

Some Excerpts:

     Beaver Valley Old-growth Forest

     Bronte Creek Old-growth Forest

     Crothers Woods Old-growth Forest

     Humber Valley Old-growth Forest

     Paradise Grove Old-growth Forest

     Peter's Woods Old-growth Forest

     Rouge Park Old-growth Forest

     Thornton Bales Old-growth Forest


Ontario's Old-growth Forests, 2nd edition. M. Henry & P. Quinby (2022), Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Toronto. 


Decline of Regional Ecological Integrity: Loss, distribution and natural heritage value of roadless areas in Ontario, Canada, Environmental Challenges (2022)

Evaluating Regional Wildlife Corridor Mapping: A Case Study of Breeding Birds in Northern New York State, Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (2006)

Scale of Ecological Representation: A Case Study of Old-Growth Forest Conservation in Temagami, Ontario, Canada, Natural Areas Journal (2001)

Opportunities for Wildlife Connectivity between Algonquin Provincial Park and the Adirondack Park, Wild Earth (2000)

First-year impacts of shelterwood logging on understory vegetation in an old-growth pine stand in central Ontario, Canada, Environmental Conservation (2000)

Towards a Superior-Temagami CorridorNastawgan (1995)

Self-replacement in Old-growth White Pine Forests of Temagami, Ontario, Forest Ecology & Management (1991)

The contribution of ecological science to the development of landscape ecology: a brief history, Landscape Research (1988)

An Index to Fire Incidence, Canadian Journal of Forest Research (1987)

A Review of the Selection and Design of the Forested Nature Reserves in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Natural Areas Journal (1986)

Research Reports

No. 48: Two Centuries of Logging and Road Building have Fragmented Habitat and Reduced Wilderness to 18% in Algonquin Park, Ontario. 2024. P. Quinby. 

No. 47: Stewardship of Primary Forests: Opportunities to Protect Canada’s Largest Eastern Hemlock Old-growth Forest at

Catchacoma Lake, Ontario. 2024. A. Marcus and P. Quinby. 

No. 46: Rapid Assessment of Mother Trees to Identify Biodiversity Hotspots, Create a GIS Database and Document Old-growth Forest Standards: Central Catchacoma Eastern Hemlock Forest. 2024. P. Quinby and A. Marcus.

No. 45: Catchacoma Forest Species Inventory 2022 Field Season. 2023. J. Mihevc and L. Robles Gil. 

No. 44: Environmental Education and Public Outreach: Catchacoma Forest, PART 2 only. 2023. A. Marcus. 

No. 44: Environmental Education and Public Outreach for the Stewardship of Primary Forests: The Catchacoma Old-growth Forest (full report). 2023. A. Marcus. 

No. 43: Carbon Storage and CO2 Produced by Logging in the Catchacoma Forest. 2023. A. Marcus. 

No. 42: Establishing a Long-term, Permanent-Plot Research Program. REPORT  METHODS. 2022. A. Folland, N. Woolley, B.    Angel, and P.A. Quinby. 

No. 41: Natural Heritage Values of the Unprotected Catchacoma Forest. 2021. P.A. Quinby and CFSC. 14 pp. 

No. 40: Mapping Old-Growth Forests In Northern Peterborough County, Ontario. 2020. P.A. Quinby. 26 pp. 

No. 39: The Catchacoma Ancient Forest Landscape: An Initial Inventory of Species and Habitats, 2020. P. A. Quinby. 

No. 38Conserving Southern Ontario’s Eastern Hemlock Forests: Opportunities to Save a Foundation Tree Species.  2019. M. Henry and P.A. Quinby. Appendix 1a. Hemlock Handout. Appendix 1b. HWA detection handout. Appendix 2. Site Descriptions of High Conservation Value Eastern Hemlock Forests

No. 37: Status Update for Endangered Old-Growth Eastern White Pine and Red Pine Forests. 2018. P.A. Quinby.

No. 36: Expansion of Rushbrook Lake Provincial Park: The case for protecting recreational, biodiversity and ecosystem service values of an old-growth forest landscape near Sudbury, Ontario2018. M. Henry and P.A. Quinby.

No. 33: The Jackson Creek Old-Growth Forest: Core Area of The Jackson Creek Significant Woodland in Peterborough,Ontario, 2016. M. Henry, P.A. Quinby and M. McMurtry.


No. 35: A Field Study to Characterize Riparian Ecosystems in the Northwest Algonquin Region of Ontario. 2015. P.A. Quinby. Appendices

No. 34: Riparian Ecology and Restoration in Eastern Canada: A Literature Review. 2015. P.A. Quinby. 

Wolf Lake Reserve Species Inventory, Temagami, Ontario. 2012. Quinby et al.

No. 32:  A Preliminary Survey of Old-Growth Forest Landscapes on the West Side of Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. 2006. M. Henry and P.A. Quinby.

No. 28: A Coarse-Level, Rapid Biodiversity Assessment of the Large Islands in Lake Temagami, Ontario. 2002. P.A. Quinby,

M. Henry, and T. Lee. 

No. 25: Determining the Average Width of the Riparian Zone in the Cassels-Rabbit Lakes Area of Temagami, Ontario using Understory Indicator Species2000. P.A. Quinby, S. Willott, and T. Lee.

No. 24: Thoughts on Refining Gap Analysis in Central Ontario. 2000. P. A. Quinby, D. McKenny, and T. Lee.

No. 23: An Overview of the Conservation of Old-Growth Red and Eastern White Pine Forest in Ontario. 2000. P.A. Quinby.

Opportunities for Wildlife Habitat Connectivity between Algonquin Park, Ontario and the Adirondack Park, New York. 1999. P.A. Quinby, S. Trombulak, T. Lee, J. Lane, M. Henry, R. Long, and P. MacKay.


No. 22: Bibliography of Popular Literature Influenced by the Tall Pines Project, the Ancient Forest Project, and Ancient Forest Exploration & Research1999. P.A. Quinby.

No. 21: Policy Justification for Protection of the Blueberry Lake Watershed, Temagami, Ontario. 1999. P.A. Quinby.

No. 20: The Influence of Logs on Tree Regeneration in an Old-Growth White and Red Pine Forest In Temagami, Ontario1999. A. Protz and P.A. Quinby.

No. 18: Comparing Forest Resource Inventory Community Classification with Classification by Slope Position in Old-growth Pine Forests of Temagami, Ontario: Preliminary Results. 1998. P. A. Quinby and T. Lee. 

No. 17: Corridor Field Studies in the Rabbit Lake Area of the Superior-Temagami Corridor. 1997. P. A. Quinby and T. Lee.

No. 16: Field Methods for the Identification and Characterization of Wildland Conservation Corridors. 1997. P. A. Quinby and T. Lee. 

No. 15: Characteristics of Snags Used by the Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) in Old-Growth Red and Eastern White Pine Forests of Temagami, Ontario. 1997. P. A. Quinby and P. Withey.

No. 14: Influence of Logging on Riparian Forest Understory in the Lower Spanish Forest of Central Ontario. 1997. P. A. Quinby. 

No. 13: The Gawgige-Jiwong (Forever Flowing Water) Pristine Watershed, Lower Spanish Forest, Ontario. 1997. P. A. Quinby, T. Lee and M. Henry. 

No. 11: First-Year Impacts of Shelterwood Logging on Plant Species Composition and Diversity in an Old-Growth Red Pine-Eastern White Pine Forest. 1997. P. A. Quinby.

No. 10: Restoring the Provincial Forest Ecosystem in Temagami, Ontario. 1997. P.A. Quinby.

No. 9: The Owain Lake Old-Growth Forest as a Representative Ecosystem in the Temagami Region of Central Ontario. 1996. P.A. Quinby. 

No. 8: Ontario’s Lower Spanish Pine Landscape: The World’s Largest Pristine Area of Red and Eastern White Pine Forest. 1996. P.A. Quinby and F. McGuiness.

No. 7: Temagami Region Rare Plant Guide. 1996. P.A. Quinby.

No. 5: Sustainability and the Value of Ancient Forested Landscapes. 1994. K. Bidwell and P.A. Quinby. 

No. 4: A 10,000-Year Vegetation History of the Temagami Region of Ontario with Special Emphasis on Eastern White Pine. 1994. R. Hall, K.E. Duff and P.A. Quinby. 

No. 3: Thoughts on an Interim Conservation Strategy for Old-Growth Red and White Pine Forests in Ontario. 1993. P.A. Quinby.

No. 2: A Survey of Old-Growth Eastern White Pine Forest in Canada and the United States. 1993. P.A. Quinby and P.A. Giroux.

Forest Landscape Baselines

No. 40: Government-Driven Natural Heritage Assessment in Central Ontario and its Application to Canada’s Largest Eastern

Hemlock Old-growth Forest at Catchacoma Lake, Currently Unprotected. 2023. P.A. Quinby.


No. 39: Rapid Initial Ecological Survey of Wetlands in the Catchacoma Forest. 2023. L. Robles Gil and J. Mihevc.

No. 38: Definitions and Types of Old-growth Forests with Ontario Examples. 2020. P.A. Quinby.

No. 37: Comparing the Natural Capital to the Timber Value of the Catchacoma Old-growth Forest, Northern Peterborough County, Ontario2020. L. Collings and P.A. Quinby. 

No. 36: Minimum Diameters for Old-Growth Trees in Ontario’s Northern Temperate Forests. 2020. P.A. Quinby.

No. 35: An Inventory of Documented Old-growth Eastern Hemlock Forests in Canada2019. P.A. Quinby.

No. 34: Rare, Threatened and Endangered Forest Ecosystems in Ontario’s Temperate Forest Region. 2019. P.A. Quinby. 

No. 33: Peterborough Old-Growth Forest Project: A Citizen-science Approach to Identify and Describe Old-Growth Forests in Peterborough County, Ontario2019. P.A. Quinby and M. Henry. 

No. 32: Climate Change in the North Bay-Algonquin Park Region: Adaptation. 2010. P.A. Quinby.

No. 31: Climate Change in the North Bay-Algonquin Park Region: Effects on Resource Industries, Infrastructure and Human Health2010. P.A. Quinby.

No. 30: Climate Change in the North Bay-Algonquin Park Region: Effects on Ecosystems and Species. 2010. P.A. Quinby. 

No. 29: Climate Change in the North Bay-Algonquin Park Region of Ontario: Water Quality and Quantity. 2010. P.A. Quinby.

No. 28: Climate Change Projections for the North Bay-Algonquin Park Region of Ontario. 2010. P.A. Quinby.

No. 27: Mapping Threatened Old-Growth Forests of Algonquin Park: The First Step. 2007. M. Henry and P.A. Quinby.

No. 26: Using Breeding Bird Atlas Data to Evaluate GIS-Mapping of a Wildlife Corridor in Northern New York. 2005. P.A. Quinby. 

No. 25: Evaluating Track Plate Independence and Bait Type for Detecting Marten in Temagami, Ontario. 2005. P.A. Quinby, J. Hodson and M. Henry. 

No. 24: Habitat Use by American Marten in Temagami, Ontario: Preliminary Implications for the Marten Habitat Suitability Model and Management Guidelines2004. J. Hodson, M. Henry, S. Hewitson and P.A. Quinby. 

No. 23: Predicting Regeneration in White Pine Forests Using Forest Resource Inventory Maps and Topographic Maps2003. P. A. Quinby, M. Henry and T. Lee.


No. 22: The Temagami-Algonquin Wildlife Corridor. 2002. P.A. Quinby and T. Lee. 

No. 21: Lakes, Wetlands and Dissolved Organic Carbon in Stream Outlets of Small Northern Temperate Watersheds2000. P.A. Quinby. 

No. 20: Plant Species In The Riparian Zone At The East End Of Blueberry Lake, Temagami, Ontario: A Pilot Study. 1999. P.A. Quinby, H. Heckathorne, M. Henry and T. Lee. 

No. 19: Affidavit Of Peter A. Quinby In The Ontario Court Case: Algonquin Wildlands League And Friends Of Temagami Vs. The Ontario Ministry Of Natural Resources. 1999. P.A. Quinby. 

No. 18: Using Multi-Layer Vegatation Data and Slope Position to Refine Biodiversity Assessment in Central Ontario: Preliminary Results. 1999. T. Lee and P.A. Quinby.

No. 17: The Blueberry Lake Candidate Natural Heritage Area, Temagami, Ontario. 1998. M. Henry, T. Lee and P.A. Quinby.

No. 16: Recommendations for Protected Areas in Central Ontario: Presentation to the Lands for Life, Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Round Table Committee. 1997. P.A. Quinby, T. Lee, and M. Henry. 

No. 14: Status of Old-Growth Red Pine Forests in Eastern North America: A Preliminary Assessment. 1996. P.A. Quinby.

No. 13: Loss of Nutrients Due to Logging in the Lower Spanish Forest of Central Ontario. 1996. P.A. Quinby, F. McGuiness and R. Hall. 

No. 12: Characteristics of Ancient Forest Landscapes Larger than 20,000 Hectares in the Lake Temagami Site Region of Ontario. 1996. P.A. Quinby, T. Lee, C. Schultz and J. Powers. 

No. 11: An Overview of Ancient Forest Ecology in the Lake Temagami Site Region. 1996. P.A. Quinby.

No. 10: Towards a Superior-Temagami Corridor. (Nastawgan) 1995. P.A. Quinby, B. Henderson and T. Lee.

No. 9: The Conservation of Ancient Forest Landscapes as Addressed in the 1995 Temagami comprehensive Plan. 1995. P.A. Quinby.

No. 8: Influence of Watershed Composition on Stream Outlet Chemistry in a Northern Temperate Forested Landscape in Central Ontario. 1995. P.A. Quinby, J. Powers, A. Suski and R. Hall.

No. 7: Relationships Between White Pine Abundance and Landscape Habitats in the Rushbrook Lake Area of Central Ontario. 1995. P.A. Quinby, F, McGuiness, T. Lee and A. Suski.

No. 6: Fine Filter Ancient Forest Survey in the Rushbrook Lake Area of Central Ontario. 1995. P.A. Quinby and A. Suski.

No. 5: Influence of Logging, Stand Size, and Stand Shape on the Regeneration of Eastern White Pine in Old-Growth Forests. 1994. P.A. Quinby. 

No. 4: A Predictive Model for Upland Forest Community Composition in Algonquin Park, Ontario. 1993. P.A. Quinby.

No. 3: Definitions of Old-Growth Eastern White and Red Pine Forests for the Temagami Region of Ontario. 1993. P.A. Quinby.

No. 2: Old-Growth Eastern White Pine Forest: An Endangered Ecosystem. 1993. P.A. Quinby. 

No. 1: White Pine Regeneration in Fragmented and Natural Old-Growth Pine Stands in Temagami, Ontario. 1993. P.A. Quinby. 

Field Notes

No. 1: Rapid Assessment of Large Trees in the Unprotected Alfred Lake Old-Growth Forest, Algonquin Park,Ontario2018. P.A. Quinby, M. Rosset and M. Young.

No. 2: Rapid Assessment of Large Trees in the Unprotected Bug Lake Old-Growth Forest, Algonquin Park,Ontario2018. P.A. Quinby, G. Quinby and S. McWilliams.  

No. 3: Rapid Assessment of Large Trees in an Unprotected Endangered Eastern Hemlock Old-Growth Forest at the Northeast End of Manitou Lake, Algonquin Park,Ontario. 2020. P.A. Quinby and Outward Bound Canada.

Preliminary Results Bulletins

No. 13: Mother Tree Survey in the Central Portion of the Catchacoma Forest, Update. 2022. A. Marcus and P.A. Quinby. 

No. 12: 2022 Field Season Results Update, Catchacoma Forest, Trent Lakes, Ontario. 2022. L. Robles Gil, J. Mihevc and P.A. Quinby.

No. 11: Rapid Old-growth Survey in the Heart of the Catchacoma Forest by YLS Students. 2021. P.A. Quinby and YLS. 

​No. 10: Comparing Stand Ages Using Tree Cores and Forest Resource Inventory Mapping from 1987 and 2007 in the Catchacoma Forest2021. P.A. Quinby, T. Martens and K. Cowcill.

No. 9: Rapid Assessment of Old-growth Characteristics in the Catchacoma Forest. 2020. P.A Quinby, T. Martens and K. Cowcill.

No. 8: Ages of Large Trees at Mark Burnham Provincial Park, Ontario. 2020. P.A. Quinby and L. Collings.

No. 7: Rapid Surveys to Assess Old-Growth Eastern Hemlock Forests in the Greater Toronto Area. 2019. M. Henry and P. A. Quinby. 

No. 6: The Cayuga Lake Old-Growth Forest Landscape: an Unprotected Endangered Ecosystem in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. 2018. M. Henry, N. Torenvliet and P.A. Quinby.


No. 5: A rapid survey of Oakview Woods: an old-growth forest in Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, Ontario. 2018. M. Henry and P.A. Quinby.

No. 4: The Old-Growth Forests of Bronte Creek Provincial Park: an Urban Old-Growth Forest Threatened by Invasive Species2018. M. Henry and P.A. Quinby. 

No. 3:  Endangered Old-Growth Forests in Temagami, Ontario: Location, Amount and Protection. 2018. P.A. Quinby and M. Henry.

No. 2:  The Hurdman Creek Old-Growth Forest: an Unprotected Endangered Old-Growth Forest in Algonquin Provincial  Park, Ontario. 2018. M. Henry and P.A. Quinby.

No. 1:  The Jackson Creek Old-growth Forest: a Significant Woodland in Peterborough, Ontario. 2016. M. Henry and P.A. Quinby.





Expedition Reports

No. 3: Paddling the Lower Spanish Forest. 2000. M. Henry and P.A. Quinby. 

Guidebooks, Handouts, other Educational

Eastern hemlock: an ecologically important species / hemlock woolly adelgid biology. 2017. Handout. 

A citizen’s guide to hemlock woolly adelgid detection in Ontario. 2017. Handout. 

Beech bark disease resistance. 2017. Handout. 

The Lower Spanish Pine Landscape. [Educational map and text]. 1996. P.A. Quinby and B. Cundiff. 

Ontario’s Old Growth: A Learner’s Handbook. Collaboration with the Canadian Nature Federation. 1996. M. Stabb. 

Exploring Old Growth Forests: A Teacher’s Manual. Collaboration with the Canadian Nature Federation. 1996. C. Lemieux, J. Powers, P.A. Quinby, C. Schult and M. Stabb.

Ontario Old Growth Ecotour. [Educational map and text]. Collaboration with the Canadian Nature Federation. 1996. M. Stabb.

An Ancient Forest Atlas of the Lake Temagami Site Region (4E). Collaboration with the Canadian Nature Federation. P.A. Quinby, T. Lee, C. Schultz and J. Powers. Map.

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