The Alabama WNS Management Plan is now complete. It has five broad objectives, including slowing the spread of WNS in the state’s bat populations, expanding surveillance and monitoring efforts, conserving genetic diversity of all bat species, developing and implementing a communications strategy, and obtaining the permits and resources needed for plan implementation. Chairs/Co-chairs of five subcommittees will oversee implementing the objectives. In addition, the team plans to use volunteers to help with implementation. We’ll need help with summer and winter monitoring programs and in other ways once we’ve developed specific action plans.
If you’re interested in joining the ABWG or helping with any bat monitoring projects, let us know!