The Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas is a broad-based partnership between conservation organizations, the public, government, and the private sector. The atlas effort is managed and coordinated by the staff of Bird Studies Canada, and the project is guided by a Steering Committee composed of representatives of the major partner organizations.
|Bird Studies Canada (BSC) is Canada’s leading national charity dedicated to bird science and conservation, and a strong partner in BirdLife International, the world’s largest conservation alliance for nature and people, active in more than 120 countries and territories. BSC’s mission is to conserve the wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement and science-based advocacy. Much of our work is achieved by drawing on the skills and enthusiasm of volunteer “citizen scientists.” For more information, contact: Bird Studies Canada, P.O. Box 160, Port Rowan, ON, N0E 1M0. Toll free, 1-888-448-BIRD; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: www.birdscanada.org.|
|Environment and Climate Change Canada manages wildlife matters that are the responsibility of the federal government. These include protection and management of Migratory Birds, nationally significant habitat, and Species at Risk, as well as monitoring and research on other wildlife issues of national and international importance. The department does research in many fields of wildlife biology and provides incentive programs for wildlife and habitat stewardship. As such, Environment and Climate Change Canada is pleased to support the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas. Read about Environment and Climate Change Canada’s work on Migratory Birds here.|
|The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading private, charitable non-profit land conservation organization, protecting vital natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.8 million acres (1.1 million hectares), coast to coast, with over 150,000 acres (60,700 ha) of ecologically significant lands conserved through land donations, purchases and conservation agreements in Saskatchewan alone. NCC conserves land in its natural state for the benefit of people and wildlife. To learn more, visit www.natureconservancy.ca/sk.|
|Nature Saskatchewan is a membership based society and has been the voice for conservation in Saskatchewan since 1949. The society promotes the appreciation and understanding of our natural world through conservation, education and research. Speaking for the protection and preservation of natural eco-systems and their biodiversity through research and viable conservation practices is the society’s main focus. Nature Saskatchewan also works to connect nature and culture through various outreach programs and services. Our mission is to engage and inspire people to appreciate, learn about and protect Saskatchewan’s natural environment. Nature Saskatchewan employs several full time staff and has a number of dedicated volunteers.|
|The Ministry of Environment’s role is to manage the health of Saskatchewan’s environment in a respectful, responsible and enforceable manner that balances growth with sustainable development through objective, transparent and informed decision making and stewardship. The Ministry of Environment provides science-based solution, compliance and mitigation measures aimed at protecting the environment, safeguarding communities and helping to ensure balanced economic growth and a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan residents.|
|Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF) is a non-profit, charitable organization of over 33,000 members in 122 branches across Saskatchewan representing every walk of life. Per capita, we are the largest wildlife conservation organization of its kind in the world. Established in 1929, SWF’s mission is to ensure that the wildlife legacy we leave to our children surpasses that which we inherited. SWF acknowledges that the wildlife of the province is a public resource belonging to all Saskatchewan residents, and we promote conservation, fishing, trapping, hunting, and wildlife-oriented activities to ensure that the resource remains equally accessible to all residents of the province. SWF has become an acknowledged leader in wildlife conservation through the practice and promotion of sustainable use of natural resources, assisting in the development of conservation policies, delivering conservation and education programs, and through securement of lands and enhancement of habitats for wildlife.|