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NABat News May 2022

Quick Links Quick Links NEWS NABat Seeking TABR/ANPA Roost Locations Photo Contest Results: Federal Wind Energy Lease Sale Offshore the Carolinas Notice of Funding: WNS Research for Conservation Grants 2022 Notice of Funding: MultiState Conservation Grant Programs IMPORTANT INFO May CoP Call Upcoming Events Recent Publications Job Postings Featured Resource: Resources Website Redesign Echoes: USFWS Updates Range-wide Survey Guidelines for MYSO/MYSE

Seeking TABR/ANPA Roost Locations NABat is seeking roost locations for Mexican free-tailed and pallid bats in support of an upcoming project. Roost locations will aid and validate a predictive modeling effort. We're offering multiple data sharing agreement options to ensure the security of sensitive roost sites. If you have concerns about sharing your data, we would like to discuss options with you that address your concerns. To learn more, share data, or discuss data sharing security options, please reach out to NABat's technical outreach team. Photo Contest Add a camera to your gear list for the upcoming field season - we're announcing another photo contest! Make sure you snap pictures this summer for any of the contest's three categories: Surveys, Acoustic Equipment Setups, and Bats. Each category's winning entrant will be awarded 2 AudioMoth bat detectors! Info regarding the submission process and contest start/end dates will be announced towards the end of summer. Click here for more contest category details Biden-Harris Administration Announces Winners of Carolina Long Bay Offshore Wind Energy Auction The Department of the Interior recently announced results from its wind energy auction in the Carolina Long Bay area, the second major offshore wind lease sale this year and a significant milestone towards achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) lease sale offered two lease areas covering 110,091 acres in the Carolina Long Bay area offshore North Carolina and South Carolina. If fully developed, the leases could result in about 1.3 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, enough to power about 500,000 homes. The sale drew competitive winning bids from two companies totaling $315 million. See full details here Notice of Funding: WNS Research for Conservation Grants 2022 Priorities for this funding opportunity are designed to develop and apply tools that maximize persistence of WNS-affected bat populations, minimize the impacts of Pd, support collaborative actions of the WNS National Response, and inform management decisions in preparation for, or in response to WNS. Scientific research conducted in collaboration with management authorities is encouraged. Due to the urgency of this threat to bats and the rapid progress of related science, we seek to fund projects that are likely to produce impactful results within a two year project period. Funding through WNS Research for Conservation Grants provides critical resources for maximizing the benefits of conservation efforts for bats. These actions are focused on minimizing the impacts o