Prescribed Fire and Indiana Bats Workshop
April 16, 2013–April 17, 2013
The US Forest Service Southern Research Station, Indiana State University and The Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists are hosting a workshop on prescribed fire and bat ecology. A major goal of the workshop is to present findings from a long-term study funded by the Joint Fire Science Program. The study looks at the effects of prescribed fire on the roosting habitat of the endangered Indiana bat, Myotis sodalis. Day 1 of the workshop will include presentations and round table discussions between resource managers and scientists. Day 2 will include a field tour to visit known Indiana bat roost trees and plots in prescribed fire units. We expect the workshop to be useful to fire management officers, wildlife biologists, and fire ecologists who work in forested landscapes where prescribed fire may affect bat habitat.
To register visit http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/cafms/.