Bat Conservation & Forestry Workshop Registration

Bat Conservation & Forestry
for Northeast Landowners

Friday, August 4, 2017  12:30 – 4:30 pm (followed by optional evening session)

Sugar Hill Town Office (Crapo Building) • 1411 Route 117 • Sugar Hill, NH

Register for this workshop

Due to threats like loss of habitat, white-nose syndrome, and human activities, all of New Hampshire's eight bat species are currently listed as Endangered, Threatened, or as a Species of Special Concern. Landowners, town commissioners, planners, land managers, and other conservation-minded individuals can help to conserve and enhance bat habitat on forest and conservation lands. Many of these voluntary practices for bats overlap with conservation actions that benefit forest birds and protect water quality.

Attendees at this half-day workshop will learn about New Hampshire's bat species and their ecology, review conservation practices that benefit bats, and visit a field site to discuss management techniques for bat- and bird-friendly forests. Participants should come dressed for the weather and prepared to spend part of the afternoon outside (rain or shine), with appropriate footwear and bug protection. The training is recommended for landowners and managers of forests, wetlands, river frontage, or other wildlife habitat. Foresters, biologists, and professional land managers are welcome, but a training specifically for these audiences will be held next year.

12:30 - 4:30pm: Afternoon Session Indoor presentations on Bat Species of New Hampshire and their Ecology, and Bat Conservation, followed by a Bat and Bird Friendly Forest Management Field Tour.

5:00 - 7:00pm: Early Evening Session (optional) Participants will have the opportunity to hear and see forest birds up-close, during a mist netting seasion with a local bird biologist.

Participants can register for the afternoon session, or the full workshop (both the afternoon and early evening sessions). The deadline to register is July 28th at 5pm.

Questions about the program? Contact Jesse Mohr at (802) 933-1614 or nativegeographic@gmail.com
Questions about registering? Contact Haley Andreozzi at (603) 862-5327 or haley.andreozzi@unh.edu