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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 Canada
  • University of Alberta
  • Boreal Ecosystems Assessment for Conservation Networks (BEACONs) 

Additional financial supporters:

  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
  • Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring
  • Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation
  • Government of Canada (Vanier Scholarship)
  • Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Killam Trusts
  • Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF), Quebec
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
  • Sustainable Forest Management Network
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service  Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

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, 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, B. MacCallum, P. MacDonell, C. Machtans, C. McIntyre, M. McGovern, D. McKenney, S. Mason, 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; Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute; Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.; AMEC Earth & Environmental; AREVA Resources Canada Inc.; Avian Knowledge Network; AXYS Environmental Consulting Ltd.; Bighorn Wildlife Technologies Ltd.; Bird Studies Canada; Breeding Bird Survey (coordinated in Canada by Environment Canada); BC Breeding Bird Atlas; Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.; Canfor Corporation; Daishowa Marubeni International Ltd; Canada Centre for Remote Sensing and Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada; Canadian Wildlife Service and Science & Technology Branch, Environment Canada; Global Land Cover Facility; Golder Associates Ltd.; Government of British Columbia; Government of Yukon; Hinton Wood Products; Hydro-Québec Équipement; 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; Nature Serve; Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group; Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; OPTI Canada Inc.; PanCanadian Petroleum Limited; Parks Canada (Mountain National Parks Avian Monitoring Database); Petro Canada; Principal Wildlife Resource Consulting; Quebec Breeding Bird Atlas; Regroupement Québec Oiseaux; Rio Alto Resources International Inc.; Saskatchewan Environment; Shell Canada Ltd.; 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.; Canfor Corporation; 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 and Parks Canada; 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); Government of Québec - Forests, Wildlife and Parks (formerly Natural Resources and Wildlife); 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 de Québec à Montréal
  • Charles Francis, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Colleen Handel, United States Geological Survey
  • Keith Hobson, Environment and Climate Change Canada & University of Western Ontario
  • Craig Machtans, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Julienne Morissette, Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Gerald Niemi, University of Minnesota - Duluth
  • Rob Rempel, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Stuart Slattery, Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Phil Taylor, Acadia University/BSC
  • Lisa Venier, Canadian Forest Service
  • Pierre Vernier, University of Alberta
  • Marc-André Villard, Université de Moncton