The Native Roof Team consists of biologists, botanists, vegetation ecologists and general enthusiasts. We have invested a decade of trial and eroor, time and much sweat equity in discovering what works and does not to beat the Chinook wind experienced in Calgary (then there are the storms...).
Native prairie is always under threat of development across North America. It is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. We are about informing, promoting, restoring and supporting its presence as a means to conserve energy and promote longer lasting, sustainable, roofs.
Tom Boag, M.Sc., P.Biol. - President
Tom founded our parent company, Applied Aquatic Research Ltd., in 1996. Applied Aquatic Research provides a range of professional environmental services, but one of its main areas of focus is restoring habitats affected by industrial development. After establishing his first Native Roof on his own commercial building in 2007, the concept of building Native Roofs to restore habitat affected by urban development seemed like a logical extension to his company.
As a senior biologist, Tom has managed and participated in countless projects relating to rivers, reservoirs and lakes throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Arctic. He provides clients with project management, literature review, study design, data collection and analysis, strategic planning, advice, and reporting expertise. Tom has designed Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) compensation plans for habitat loss resulting from works instream on watercourses affected by development across western Canada and the boreal forest.