The Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas Partnership
Leadership of the MNBBA is provided by a coalition of agencies and organizations interested in bird conservation that collectively plan, promote, and support this effort.
In addition to funding through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
, the following organizations provide both leadership and resources to make the Atlas a success.
The Minnesota Ornithologists' Union
is an organization of both professionals and amateurs interested in birds. We foster the study of birds. We aim to create and increase public interest in birds. And we promote the preservation of bird life and its natural habitat. To carry out these aims, we publish a journal, The Loon, and a magazine, Minnesota Birding. We are supported by dues from members and affiliated clubs, and by special gifts. For information on how to join, click here
. Anyone interested may join.
The Bell Museum
. The mission of the Bell Museum is to advance the quest to discover, document, and understand life in its many forms and to inspire curiosity, delight, and informed stewardship of the natural world. The Bell Museum of Natural History is a portal to experiences that bring people closer to the natural world. It is a small, personable place with big ideas, an historic state treasure, and a landmark destination. It is a familiar point-of-entry to the resources of the University of Minnesota and a gateway to the natural wonders of our state. The Bell Museum serves young and old alike as they seek to find -- and better understand and appreciate -- their own place in a living, changing world.
The mission of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. It is the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is management of these important natural resources for the American public. The Service also helps ensure a healthy environment for people through its work benefiting wildlife, and by providing opportunities for Americans to enjoy the outdoors and our shared natural heritage. The Service is responsible for implementing and enforcing some of our Nation's most important environmental laws, such as the Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Marine Mammal Protection.
is the state office of the National Audubon Society. Established in 1979, we share Audubon's 100-year heritage of working to protect our environment, as well as the Audubon mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. While we are part of the national organization, we establish our own statewide programs and pursue our own funding for Minnesota efforts.
The mission of the Natural Resources Research Institute
is to foster economic development of Minnesota's natural resources in an environmentally sound manner to promote private sector employment.
Bird Conservation Minnesota
has been established to keep common birds common and reverse species decline. BCM seeks to support, enhance, and draw public attention to bird conservation opportunities in Minnesota. The initiative approaches the complex task of all-bird conservation by offering a collaborative focus to the efforts of its bird conservation partners.