Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Discussing Bat Conservation and Jumping Mouse Habitat Restoration at Western State Colorado University

In November, Rob Schorr visited with the student chapter of The Wildlife Society at Western State Colorado University to talk about bat conservation. After driving to Gunnison, he met Dr. Pat Magee and his students and spent several hours talking about CNHP and some of the bat conservation projects CNHP is involved in. Of particular interest was student involvement in recruiting climbers to take part in the Climbers for Bat Conservation project. This project is a partnership between bat biologists and climbers to discover new roosting colonies of bats in rock crevices. While at WSCU, Rob also spoke with Dr. Thomas Grant’s master’s-level restoration ecology course about the challenges of doing habitat restoration for bats, and about the habitat restoration work he is conducting for Preble’s meadow jumping mice with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Douglas County Open Space.
Western State Colorado University on a chilly November afternoon.

Monday, December 12, 2016

46th Annual Symposium of the North American Society for Bat Research

In October, Rob Schorr attended the 46th Annual Symposium of the North American Society for Bat Research in San Antonio, Texas. During his time there, Rob presented a poster discussing the progress and data analysis from a project to monitor maternity colonies of little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus). He and Jeremy Siemers have been conducting a mark-recapture study of little brown bats at two roosts in the Yampa Valley. The intent of this project is to develop baseline estimates of survival, understand roost fidelity, and describe roost conditions for the little brown bat.
Rob manning his poster at the 46th NASBR meeting.
The Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) was right across from the meeting venue.