English Filipino French German Italian Portuguese Spanish About this Translator
Home / Media & Info / BATS Archives / Volunteers Needed
BATS Magazine

VOLUME 16, NO. 1 Spring 1998


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed this summer to assist biologists from the U.S. Forest Service with research on the Kaibab Plateau (between the Grand Canyon and Utah border). Your responsibilities will include collecting baseline population data, identifying roost locations and habitat characteristics of two uncommon bat species, and monitoring an artificial bat roost structure (Bat Bark) that is being tested for tree-roosting bat species.

Project 1
June 1 - 26, 1998
Volunteers will monitor Bat Bark roosts as well as known bat tree roosts for use by bats. Comparisons will be made between the natural and artificial roosts to determine the effectiveness of the artificial roosts and what changes could be made to make them more useful to bats.

Project 2
July 6 - 31, 1998
Volunteers will continue ongoing research on two uncommon bat species that are using the high elevation meadows of the Kaibab Plateau for foraging and that appear to be day roosting in the Grand Canyon. We will mist-net for bats over water, and radiotrack one species to its remote day roost sites. The other species will have fecal samples collected to attempt to identify their prey species.

Housing and vehicles will be provided, and possibly a per diem. Rabies pre-exposure vaccinations will be provided for volunteers selected for mist netting.

Volunteers may apply for one or both projects. Send a résumé (and please specify which project you prefer) to:

      Melissa Siders
      North Kaibab Ranger District
      PO Box 248, Fredonia AZ 86022
      (520) 543-7395
      talon@xpressweb.com

Top of page View as PDF
 
All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
Hide and Seek: In Search of Forest Bats
Bat Houses in British Forests
Bat Crumbs: What I Learned from a Palid Bat's Leftovers
Angeline Cromack: Members in Action
BCI Highlights
Look for "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats"* at these locations:
Members' Night Sign-Up Begins May 1
Investing In the Future
Wish List
America's Neighborhood Bats Updated and Revised
Volunteers Needed
Tools For Teaching Bat Conservation

Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright ©Merlin D. Tuttle and/or ©Bat Conservation International