WNS Information Resources

May 3, 2012 WNS map Addition of Hamilton County, Tennessee
May 3, 2012 WNS map
May 3, 2012 WNS map539.75 KB
April 27, 2012 WNS map Tennessee reporting three new counties (Cumberland, Franklin, and Hancock)
April 27, 2012 WNS map
April 27, 2012 WNS map540.06 KB
New county in West Virginia (Preston Co.)
April 20, 2012 WNS map
April 20, 2012 WNS map542.43 KB
April 5, 2012 WNS map New counties confirmed in Missouri (Lincoln) and Ontario, Canada (Haldimand-Norfolk, Wellington, Niagra)
April 5, 2012 WNS map
April 5, 2012 WNS map538.12 KB
Delaware confirms WNS in New Castle County; Indiana confirms WNS in Jefferson County; Tennessee confirms WNS in Van Buren County
March 30, 2012 WNS map
March 30, 2012 WNS map628.6 KB

3/20/2012 WNS map

New counties confirmed WNS in Maine (Hancock); Tennessee (Blount, suspect in 2009/10, confirmed 2012); Indiana (Harrison, Orange, Martin, Lawrence, Green).

New counties suspect in Pennsylvania (Bedford, Clearfield)

March 20, 2012 WNS Map602.45 KB
WNS confirmed in Jackson County, Alabama New counties in Virgina and Pennsylvania.
March 14, 2012 WNS map
March 14, 2012 WNS map637.16 KB
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New counties confirmed in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio; suspect in West Virginia.
March 2, 2012 WNS map
March 2, 2012 WNS map512.3 KB
Updated map with new counties confirmed in Ohio and Tennessee; suspect in West Virginia.
February 24, 2012 WNS map
February 24, 2012 WNS map507.53 KB
Part 1 of the White-Nose Syndrome Webinar Series hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center
New counties in Ontario, CA and Pennsylvania
February 17, 2012 WNS map
February 17, 2012 WNS Map507.44 KB
Breckenridge County, Kentucky - CONFIRMED Geauga and Cuyahoga Counties, Ohio - CONFIRMED Harrison County, Indiana - SUSPECT Beaver County, Pennsylvania - SUSPECT
February 10, 2012 WNS Map505.71 KB
New counties in Ohio and West Virginia
February 3, 2012 WNS Map645.72 KB
Bats provide invaluable free pest control for our planet-- but now a deadly fungus is sweeping across the country and experts say it is North America's most devastating wildlife disease in history. It's called white-nose syndrome.
Wisconsin Bat Program's December 2011 newsletter, The Echolocator
December 2011 Echolocator1.38 MB
The following sample submission guidelines are for use by researchers when surveying bat hibernacula or evaluating unusual bat morbidity or mortality during the winter 2011-2012.
Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife WNS Surveillance Plan
CPW WNS Surveillance Plan1.61 MB
How much do you know about bats? Test your knowledge by answering 9 True/False questions. Your score will be calculated as you go, and after answering all nine questions, we'll tell you your score. Good luck!
White nose syndrome meeting, Albany, NY.
Question and answer with USFWS biologists Hadley, MA.
Commentary by Susi von Oettingen, endangered species biologist for the Northeast Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Something is Killing Our Bats12.24 MB
Join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Vermont State Fish and Wildlife biologists as they conduct the fall swarming survey at Elizabeth Mine in Strafford, VT.
Vermont State Fish and Wildlife31.44 MB
June 9, 2009, interview with Regional Director Marvin Moriarty on The Federal Drive, Federal News Radio WFED Washington, D.C
Damage to bat wings from the fungus associated with white-nose syndrome (WNS) may cause catastrophic imbalance in life-support processes, and this imbalance may be to blame for the more than 1 million deaths of bats due to WNS thus far.
Reporting in Science, researchers write that little brown bats, or Myotis lucifugus, are likely to disappear from the Northeast over the next 16 years. Study author Winifred Frick discusses white-nose syndrome, which is associated with die-offs and caused by a fast-moving fungus.
A couple of years ago, we told you about a mysterious fungus that was killing bats in the United States. Well now it has crossed the border into Canada. And it's threatening at least one species with extinction.
Bats are an essential part of a healthy ecosystem. However a newly discovered disease, white-nose syndrome, is devastating bat populations across the eastern United States, killing millions of bats, and threatening extinction for several species of these beneficial creatures.
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Why We Should Care About Bats: Devastating Impact White-Nose Syndrome is Having on One of Nature's Best Pest Controllers"
Exploring the Connections Between Arousal Patterns of Hibernating Bats and White Nose Syndrome: a Multi-State Study of Winter Arousal Activity in Northeastern Little Brown Bats. Dr. DeeAnn Reeder, Bucknell University (Principal Investigator)