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BATS Magazine

Volume 38, Issue 3, 2019

Restoration Preservation

Celebrating National Public Lands Day


We were excited to celebrate the 26th National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28th. Held every year on the fourth Saturday of September, National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort aimed at restoring and celebrating our national public lands.

When we restore national public lands, we are celebrating not only national treasures, outdoor recreation areas and other green spaces, but also important habitat and roost sites for some of our favorite animals—bats! Public lands are home to some critical bat foraging and roosting habitat, like the cave system in Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico (home to 17 species of bats) or the deserts of Big Bend National Park (home to 21 species). With bats in mind, we continue the effort to support the public service and restoration that National Public Lands Day celebrates.

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