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The NHANRS 2016 Annual Conference will be held at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH, on Friday, January 29, 2016. We are planning a full day of informative presentations, vendors, raffles, a student poster contest and a chance to mingle and network. So mark your calendar and we’ll see you there!
Call for Posters
As begun in 2014, NHANRS is providing a poster session at our 2016 Annual Conference to encourage information exchange and to engage undergraduate and graduate students of natural resource science and management. The best student poster will receive a $300 prize, with a second place award of $200, and third place award of $100. See the CALL FOR POSTERS for the details and submit your title and abstract today.
The northern long-eared bat was listed as federally threatened last April with an interim 4 (d) rule that allows take of the species for forest management, rights-of-ways for transportation and transmission lines and activities removing trees on one acre or less. As a result of the listing, Section 7 consultation (under the Endangered Species Act) is required for federally permitted or funded projects. Given the wide range of the species, diverse habitat and scarce information on the current distribution, determining whether a project may impact the species has been challenging. Additionally, the 4(d) rule has created some confusion in its application and implementation.
The New England Field Office has been working to clarify whether projects may impact the northern long-eared bat in this region and to identify conservation measures to avoid effects. Susi von Oettingen from the New England Field Office presented a synopsis of the listing and the 4(d) rule, and the Section 7 consultation process at the NHANRS 2015 Fall Quarterly Meeting, held 9/24/2015. If you missed it, view the PowerPoint presentation through the link below.
Do you have a fact sheet on a pertinent scientific matter of current concern? We would like to start a list of those topics for our members. Below are a few we have collected so far. Please send your factsheet in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in our list.