Presenters and Agenda:
Becky Harrison (US Fish and Wildlife Service) – SERPPAS Introduction (5 min)
Pete Pattavina (US Fish and Wildlife Service) – Bat Biology and Listings in the SE. How fire can affect bats and regulatory requirements (30 min)
Lucas Cooksey (Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute) – DoD Bat Management (10 min)
Q/A (10 min)
Bats are important to forested ecosystems and often interact with fire. Recently, several bat species have been placed on the Endangered Species list. This webinar will describe the bats in the Southern region that have been listed, and will summarize how these bats can be affected by wildland fire, and the regulatory requirements that may affect prescribed burning. We will also provide an overview of the current DoD Bat strategy in support of their military and conservation missions. Additional resources that will be helpful to land managers will be provided. Following the presentation there will be time for audience Q&A with the speakers.