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2018 Colorado Bat Working Group Meeting

Fri, Oct 12


Colorado Parks and Wildlife

2018 Colorado Bat Working Group Meeting

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Time & Location

Oct 12, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216, USA

About the Event

2018 Colorado Bat Working Group Meeting

9am - 4pm, October 12th, 2018

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office

6060 Broadway, Denver, CO

9:00 – Greetings and introductions, housekeeping – Dan

• Agenda, sign-up sheet, and lunch options

• Western Bat Working Group Meeting

o Tulsa, OK: Meeting date April 22nd-25th

o WBWG dues, $20. Biannual fee tied to meeting if preferred

o Election year for members

• CBWG Board

o Mission statement: Provide an advisory panel to assist the Colorado Bat Working Group Chair in promoting bat conservation goals in Colorado.

o Who’s currently on the Board?

o Fill in gaps in board (NPS, APHIS, USGS, DRMS)

o Is a mid-year meeting needed for officers?

• Special Considerations

10:00 - New Conservation Plan - Kirk

• The updated Plan is DONE, let’s start promoting it (limited hard copies)

• Share link to website with coworkers and colleagues:

10:15 – 15 Min Break – ORDER LUNCH

10:30 - Pesticide Discussion – Karen Fox/Dan

• Cases in CO and elsewhere

• Are we seeing contaminants?

• Is anyone looking?

11:15 – NA Bat – North American Bat Monitoring efforts

• 2018 accomplishments – Jeremy/Tina

• Use of data for CHAT efforts – Tina/Dan

12:00 – 15 Min Break – Grab food and move on

12:15 - White-nose Syndrome

• General updates at the national and state levels – Paul/Tina

o Nearest locations to CO

• Cave update – Hubbard and Spring Cave Gating - Jeremy/Dan/Mikele

• Encourage WNS Decon efforts for those who work with bats, but what’s the public message? Climbers outdoors not as critical given UV exposure? Caves and mines? Pest Control Operators?

• Implications for USFS and BLM related to cave closures

o Refresh group on what are these triggers

o CBWG statement on winter use of Colorado bats in rock crevices and implications for WNS management???

1:00 – CBWG Exclusion Recommendations for Public

• Does working group like the idea of having a link on website of recommended exclusion practices for bats in CO that we can steer the public towards

• Would have a short bulleted list of how to attack issue. Do’s and Don’ts and downloadable pdfs of info already available, links to other sites.

• Do we need a subcommittee to head this up?

• Heads up on mesh size used for bat boxes and exclusion netting. Entrapment concern has been raised.

1:45 – AML Status Update

• General updates – Lisa/Kirk

• Mine gate issues

2:00 – 15 Min Break

2:15 - Project Updates

• Steamboat Colony monitoring/Climbers for Bat Conservation – Rob

• Elephant Mountain Survival Estimates - Jeremy

• Occurrence Probability Models/Hwy 6 Tadarida Colony - Dan

3:15 – Round Table

• Fort Lewis College Project – Update on Gateway surveys – Kirk

• Agencies

• Others

3:45 – Working Group Updates

• Bat blitz? Skull Canyon Mine/Red Arrow Mine netting/swabbing in spring to look for WNS? Or should we go far away from WNS?

• Next year’s meeting? October, Fri 11th (Mon is holiday), Fri 18th, Mon 21st (NASBR 23-26)

4:00 – Adjourn!

For those who would like to call in (with the caveat that it is often hard to hear) see below:

Dial the local number closest to you and then enter the MeetMee ID.

MeetMe ID #7989 (back up #7984)

Local call in numbers

Colo Springs 719-227-5247

Pueblo 719-561-5367

Denver 303-291-7647

Fort Collins 970-472-4347

Brush 970-842-6347

Monte Vista 719-587-6887

Montrose 970-252-6047

Grand Junction 970-255-6167

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