UNbc nresi biodiversity monitoring & Assessment program


BMAP Partners

The BMAP program is being implemented through independent research teams at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. (Archipelago), and the Smithsonian Institution (SI). The project is supported by Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership (PTPLP) and Kitimat LNG. The BMAP will contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the biodiversity in the region as the Project transects through four ecological units: marine, coastal, mountain, and interior. Responding to the questions as research continues and construction is underway will allow the incorporation of findings into construction and operational practices for this and other development projects.

The BMAP program includes protocol development and implementation with peer reviews and advice at all stages. The program will be overseen and directed by a Steering Committee consisting of a representative from the Project, Archipelago, SI and UNBC.