Alabama TWS chapter to host bats and forest workshop

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The Alabama Chapter of The Wildlife Society, along with the Alabama Bat Working Group, will host a bats and forest workshop on September 10 at Cleburne Mountain Center in Heflin, Alabama. They will also provide a field trip to the Shoal Creek Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest.

Workshop objectives include raising awareness about forest bats and providing tools to natural resource professionals. Specifically, some of these tools include best forest management practices for bats (silviculture, timber harvesting and fire), bat management implications, USFWS management requirements, consultations regarding listed bats, benefits of bats to forests, and habitat assessment. The target audience for this workshop is wildlife biologists, foresters, silviculturists, district conservationists and other natural resource professionals and students with responsibilities for forest land management.

To learn more about the workshop and how to register please contact the Alabama Chapter at alabamatws@gmail.com.