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Bat Conservation & Forestry Workshop – June 1, 2018

Link to Workshop flyer:

BatForestryWorkshop_June2018_Flyer

June 1, 2018, 8:30am – 4:00pm (followed by optional evening session)
Sugar Hill Town Office, (Crapo Building)
1411 Route 117
Sugar Hill, NH

No cost. Bring your own lunch.
No nearby lunch options available.

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. Foresters and other natural resource professionals can help to conserve and enhance bat habitat on managed lands. Many voluntary practices for batsoverlap with conservation actions that benefit forest birds and protect water quality.

Attendees will learn about New Hampshire’s bat species and their ecology, review conservation practices that benefit bats, and visit field sites to discuss management techniques for bat- and bird-friendly forests. Participants should come dressed for the weather and prepared to spend the afternoon outside (rain or shine), with appropriate
footwear and bug protection.

8:30am – 4:00pm
Indoor presentations on Bat Species of New Hampshire and their Ecology, Bat
Conservation, and Management Practices for Caves, Mines, Wetlands, Surface Waters,
Forests and Openings followed by a Bat and Bird Friendly Forest Management Field Tour.
The field visit will cover habitat assessment, acoustic surveys, riparian features, invasive
control, snag and gap creation, roost tree, mast tree and supra-canopy tree retention,
expanding gaps, irregular shelterwoods, and patch cuts.

4:00 – 6:00pm: Early Evening Session (optional)
Participants will have the opportunity to hear and see forest birds up-close, during a
mist netting session with a local bird biologist.

Participants can register for the day-long session, or both the day-long and early
evening sessions. Register by May 25.

No person shall be denied the opportunity to participate in this program because of inability to pay. If you
have special needs in order to participate, contact us 2 weeks in advance of the program date.

Register Online:
http://bit.ly/BatsForestry18

Questions about the program?

Jesse Mohr (802) 933-1614
nativegeographic@gmail.com

Questions about registering?
Haley Andreozzi (603) 862-5327
haley.andreozzi@unh.edu

Workshop hosted as part of NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant to Pilot Acoustic Bat Surveys and Forest Practices to Conserve Northern Long-Eared Bat Habitat in New Hampshire’s Working Forests. The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer. University of New
Hampshire, U.S. Department of Agriculture, NH Division of Forests and Lands, NH Fish and Game, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and N.H. Counties cooperating.

Link to Workshop flyer:

BatForestryWorkshop_June2018_Flyer