.|  Acknowledgement of Support
Charlie Nilon Leads a Bird Survey in Baltimore
Charlie Nilon helps schoolchildren identify neighborhood birds.
The Baltimore Ecosystem Study project is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research program, grant number DEB 1027188.
 
Our Partner Organizations:
 
We thank the USDA Forest Service Northeastern Research Station whose contributions include research staff time, equipment, funds and in kind services to BES. The Baltimore Research Station leads research related to social science and integration with ecological sciences. FS scientists are also involved in UFORE tree studies in Baltimore and meteorological and other studies at the Cub Hill Flux Tower. We also acknowledge their liaison with Baltimore City agencies.
 
In addition we thank the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for their contribution of office, laboratory and field space at the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education on the campus. We also thank them for management of joint CUERE GIS and environmental laboratories used by researchers and students associated with BES; and for staff support for scientific and project management meetings held at UMBC.
 
We would also like to acknowledge the Parks a& People Foundation for their work as community liaison to link BES research with decision making as well as facilitating interaction between BES scientists and educators and community leaders, non-profit and governmental organizations. They also connect scientists with community members to participate in research and help communicate study results. We also thank them for their collaboration with events in Baltimore such as the BES Annual Meeting and Open House as well as use of meeting space.
 
Drainage remediation project.
Drainage remediation project.
We thank the US Geological Survey for operation and management of stream gages in the Gwynns Falls watershed and Oregon Ridge which provide part of the base infrastructure for physical investigations by BES. USGS streamflow data specifically contributes to BES investigations of water quality, land use change, climate change, and ecosystem amenities. USGS also brings significant collateral resources to projects, including a network of scientists and support staff as well as the use of meeting space.
 
We also acknowledge our partner organizations listed above for their participation on the BES Project Management Committee.
 
The City of Baltimore Office of Sustainability, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Public Works, as well as other City agencies; the Baltimore County Department of Parks, the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Management, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the McDonogh School all kindly provide access or management of land used by the Baltimore Ecosystem Study for ecological, hydrological, and meteorological field studies.
 
Additional support and assistance has been provided by agencies, communities and individuals who are specifically acknowledged in the data sets and publications summarizing work they facilitate.