• NABat Coordination Team

November 2022 Newsletter

Go Vote: NABat Photo Contest Voting Underway

The NABat Photo Contest entries are in, and we need your help choosing the best bat photo!

Click here to cast your vote.

Due to modest participation, winners from the Acoustic Equipment Setups and Surveys categories have been chosen by default. Winners will be announced in next month's newsletter!


Notice of Funding, USFWS Grant: Research and Development of Biotechnological Tools for White-nose Syndrome

The USFWS has announced funding for research towards new, enduring solutions targeting WNS. Successful projects should clearly achieve progress toward management tools that are pathogen-specific, effective, scalable, and safe for native biota.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service anticipates up to $1.5 million of available funding under this grant opportunity, augmenting its growing slate of WNS-targeted funding that includes: WNS Grants to States and Tribes; WNS Research for Conservation Grants; and Bats for the Future Fund.

Click here to view the funding opportunity


Notice of Intent: DOE Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), a funding opportunity announcement entitled “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law FOA to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind.”

It is anticipated that the upcoming FOA (DE-FOA-0002828) may include the following Topic Areas:

1. High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) for Offshore Wind

2. Advancing Deployment of Distributed Wind (ADD)

3. Wind Energy Social Science Research

4. Bat Deterrent Technology Development

Find the Notice of Intent here


Qalipu First Nation Celebrates Four Years of NABat Monitoring

The Qalipu First Nation Environment and Natural Resources (QENR) team celebrates four years of using NABat protocols to monitor bat species throughout the Qalipu traditional territory, bolstering their terrestrial species at risk research and monitoring program. Through training and support provided by the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative and NABat's hub network, the QENR began monitoring bat populations in 2019 and now serves as a member on the Newfoundland and Labrador Bat Recovery Team. Qalipu First Nation represents approximately 24,000 registered members in Newfoundland and abroad and is made up of 67 traditional Mi'kmaq communities across Newfoundland.

Read the full article here.


Call for Submissions: Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference 2023

American Clean Power is now accepting submissions for panel and poster presentation opportunities at the Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference 2023 through 2 December 2022. The conference will take place in Spring 2023.


BOEM Designates Two Wind Energy Areas in Gulf of Mexico

As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced it has finalized two Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the Gulf of Mexico. The first WEA is located approximately 24 nautical miles (nm) off the coast of Galveston, TX, totals 508,265 acres and has the potential to power 2.1 million homes. The second WEA is located approximately 56 nm off the coast of Lake Charles, LA, totals 174,275 acres and has the potential to power over 740,000 homes. The next steps in BOEM’s renewable energy competitive leasing process include issuing a Proposed Sale Notice with a 60-day public comment period later this year or early next year.

Read the full announcement here.