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The Boreal Avian Modelling (BAM) Project is an international research collaboration for the ecology, management and conservation of boreal birds (www.borealbirds.ca). We acknowledge the BAM Project funding and data partners, and Technical Committee members who made this project possible.

Financial Partners

We are extremely grateful for the core funding and generous support provided to the project by our financial partners.

Founding organisations and funders:

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • University of Alberta
  • Boreal Ecosystems Assessment for Conservation Networks (BEACONs) 

Additional financial supporters:

  • Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
  • Université Laval

Past financial supporters:

  • Alberta Innovates Technology Futures
  • Alberta Research Council Inc.
  • Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute
  • Alberta Conservation Association;
  • Alberta Land-use Framework (Government of Alberta)
  • Canadian Boreal Initiative
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Canada Research Chairs
  • Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Environmental Studies Research Fund
  • Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies
  • Forest Products Association of Canada
  • Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE)
  • Government of Canada (Vanier Scholarship)
  • Killam Trusts
  • Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF), Quebec
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
  • Oil Sands Monitoring
  • Sustainable Forest Management Network
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program

Data Partners

We have established data-sharing agreements with over 50 partners, including boreal researchers from academic institutions, consulting firms, federal and provincial agencies, non-governmental organizations, and companies in forest products, mining and energy sectors.

Avian Data

We are deeply grateful for the assistance and generosity of these individuals:

K. Aitken, A. Ajmi, B. Andres, J. Ball, E. Bayne, P. Belagus, S. Bennett, R. Berger, M. Betts, J. Bielech, A. Bismanis, R. Brown, M. Cadman, D. Collister, M. Cranny, S. Cumming, L. Darling, M. Darveau, C. De La Mare, A. Desrochers, T. Diamond, M. Donnelly, C. Downs, P. Drapeau, M. Drever, C. Duane, B. Dube, D. Dye, R. Eccles, P. Farrington, R. Fernandes, M. Flamme, D. Fortin, K. Foster, M. Gill, T. Gotthardt, N. Guldager, R. Hall, C. Handel, S. Hannon, B. Harrison, C. Harwood, J. Herbers, K. Hobson, M-A. Hudson, L. Imbeau, P. Johnstone, V. Keenan, K. Koch, M. Laker, S. Lapointe, R. Latifovic, R. Lauzon, M. Leblanc, L. Ledrew, J. Lemaitre, D. Lepage, K. Lewis, B. MacCallum, P. MacDonell, C. Machtans, K. Martin, S. Mason, C. McIntyre, M. McGovern, D. McKenney, L. Morgantini, J. Morton, G. Niemi, T. Nudds, P. Papadol, M. Phinney, D. Phoenix, D. Pinaud, D. Player, D. Price, R. Rempel, A. Rosaasen, S. Running, R. Russell, C. Savignac, J. Schieck, F. Schmiegelow, D. Shaw, P. Sinclair, A. Smith, S. Song, K. Sowl, C. Spytz, D. Swanson, S. Swanson, P. Taylor, S. Van Wilgenburg, P. Vernier, M-A. Villard, D. Whitaker, T. Wild, J. Witiw, S. Wyshynski, M. Yaremko.

We also owe a debt of gratitude to the following institutions for supporting the collection of avian data and for their provision to BAM:

Acadia University; Alaska Bird Observatory; Alaska Natural Heritage Program; Alaska Science Center; Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute; Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.; AMEC Earth & Environmental; AREVA Resources Canada Inc.; Avian Knowledge Network; AXYS Environmental Consulting Ltd.; BC Hydro; Bighorn Wildlife Technologies Ltd.; Bird Studies Canada; Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.; Canadian Forest Products Ltd.; Daishowa Marubeni International Ltd; Devon Canada; Environment and Climate Change; Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program; Golder Associates Ltd.; Government of British Columbia - Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy; Government of Yukon; Hinton Wood Products; Hydro-Québec Équipement; Interfor; Kluane Ecosystem Monitoring Project; Komex International Ltd.; Louisiana Pacific Canada Ltd.; Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas; Manitoba Hydro; Manitoba Model Forest Inc.; Manning Diversified Forest Products Ltd.; Maritimes Breeding Bird Atlas; Matrix Solutions Inc. Environment & Engineering; MEG Energy Corp.; Mirkwood Ecological Consultants Ltd.; NatureCounts; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; OPTI Canada Inc.; PanCanadian Petroleum Limited; Parks Canada (Mountain National Parks Avian Monitoring Database); Petro Canada; Pope & Talbot Ltd.; Principal Wildlife Resource Consulting; Regroupement Québec Oiseaux; Rio Alto Resources International Inc.; Saskatchewan Environment; Shell Canada Ltd.; STRIX Ecological Consulting; Suncor Energy Inc.; Tembec Industries Inc.; Tolko Industries Ltd.; U.S. Army; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center; U.S. National Park Service; Université de Moncton; Université du Québec à Montréal; Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue; Université Laval; University of Alaska, Fairbanks; University of Alberta; University of British Columbia; University of Guelph; University of New Brunswick; University of Northern British Columbia; URSUS Ecosystem Management Ltd.; West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.; Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.; Wildlife Resource Consulting Services MB Inc.

Breeding Bird Atlas:

We thank the Breeding Bird Atlas Projects of British Columbia, Manitoba, Maritimes, Ontario and Quebec for supplying data, the thousands of volunteers involved in data collection, the regional coordinators, as well as the various atlas project partners:

BC Field Ornithologists; BC Nature; Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies; Bird Studies Canada; British Columbia Ministry of Environment; Federation of Ontario Naturalists; Louisiana Pacific; Manitoba Conservation; Nature Manitoba; The Manitoba Museum; Manitoba Hydro; The Nature Conservancy of Canada; Natural History Society of Prince Edward Island; Nature NB; Nova Scotia Bird Society; Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources; Ontario Field Ornithologists; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; Pacific Wildlife Foundation; Prince Edward Island Department of Natural Resources; Regroupement QuébecOiseaux.

Breeding Bird Survey:

We also thank the hundreds of skilled volunteers in Canada and the United States of America who have participated in the BBS over the years and those who have served as State, Provincial or Territorial coordinators for the BBS.


Biophysical Data

We are deeply grateful for the assistance and generosity of the following institutions for provision of biophysical data:

BirdLife International & NatureServe; Global Land Cover Facility; Natural Resources Canada - Canada Centre for Remote Sensing & Canadian Forest Service; Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group at the University of Montana.

Common Attribute Schema for Forest Resource Inventory (CASFRI):

We thank the following institutions for permitting the use of their data in CASFRI, a national assemblage of digital forest resource inventory data for ecological modelling and analysis:

Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.; Canadian Forest Products Ltd.; Forsite Consultants, Ltd.; Louisiana Pacific Canada Ltd.; Tolko Industries Ltd.; West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.; Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.; Blue Ridge Lumber; Buchanan Forest Products; Cenovus Energy Inc.; Daishowa Marubeni International Ltd.; Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.; Mistik Management Ltd.; Tembec Industries Inc.

Government of Alberta - Environment and Parks (formerly Environment and Sustainable Resource Development); Government of British Columbia - Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations; Government of Canada - Department of National Defence, Parks Canada Agency, Prince Albert National Park, Park, Wood Buffalo National Park; Government of Manitoba - Conservation and Water Stewardship; Government of New Brunswick - Natural Resources; Government of Newfoundland & Labrador - Natural Resources; Government of Nova Scotia - Natural Resources; Government of Ontario - Natural Resources; Government of PEI - Communities, Land and Environment (formerly Environment, Energy and Forestry); Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de la Faune, de la Flore et des Parcs; Government of Saskatchewan - Environment; Government of the Northwest Territories - Environment and Natural Resources; Yukon Government - Energy, Mines and Resources.

Technical Committee:

  • Marcel Darveau, Ducks Unlimited Canada / Université Laval 
  • André Desrochers, Université Laval 
  • Pierre Drapeau, Université du Québec à Montréal 
  • Charles Francis, CWS 
  • Colleen Handel, United States Geological Survey 
  • Keith Hobson, University of Western Ontario 
  • Craig Machtans, CWS Northern
  • Julienne Morissette, Northern Forestry Centre
  • Gerald Niemi, University of Minnesota - Duluth 
  • Rob Rempel, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry / Lakehead University 
  • Stuart Slattery, Ducks Unlimited Canada 
  • Phil Taylor, Acadia University 
  • Lisa Venier, Great Lakes Forestry Centre
  • Pierre Vernier, University of British Columbia 
  • Marc-André Villard, Université du Québec à Rimouski


This page last updated: Dec 29 2015