Volume 10
Issue 4

Volunteers Needed

Knowledge of bat roosting and foraging requirements is essential to development of forestry practices that promote conservation of bats in our national forests. Yet the needs of several western species remain a mystery. From June 16 to July 24, 1993, seven BCI members will have the opportunity to participate in a major project to radio-track some of America’s least-known bats to their roosting and feeding sites. This is a cooperative project jointly sponsored by BCI, the Coconino National Forest, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Participants must be in excellent physical condition, willing to work either day or night, and able to hike long distances in difficult terrain. Bats will be radio-tracked to roosts, and their behavior will be observed using night-vision equipment. The work area is in beautiful forest at elevations of 6,000 to 9,000 feet above Flagstaff, Arizona.

Volunteers must be available for at least three weeks, preferably six, to be considered. For details, write to Janet Debelak at BCI.