WNS Symposia & Workshops

WNS Workshop 2016

The 2016 White-Nose Syndrome Workshop was hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and made possible with contributions from Arizona Game and Fish Department, Bat Conservation International, the Colorado Chapter of the Wildlife Society, the National Parks Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Wildlife Management Institute, . The meeting was held June 6-10, 2016, in Denver, Colorado. The goal of the workshop is to advance WNS research and management through communication, facilitated discussion and collaboration among the participants.


WNS Disease Management Workshop 2015

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Grand Valley State University, in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosted the WNS Treatments and Management Strategies Workshop July 28-30, 2015, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The goal of this workshop was to to discuss the current state of research and development of disease management tools for WNS, and to develop guidance and frameworks for facilitating further development and eventual implementation of these strategies. This workshop was held in 2015 in place of the larger annual White-Nose Syndrome Workshop in order to return the annual Workshop back to a spring schedule.


WNS Workshop 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri State Parks and the National Park Service hosted the 7th annual White-Nose Syndrome Workshop September 8-12, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The goal of the annual workshop is to advance WNS research and management through communication, facilitated discussion and collaboration among the participants.


WNS Workshop 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Arizona Game and Fish, and Bat Conservation International hosted the 6th annual White-Nose Syndrome Workshop September 3-6, 2013 in Boise, Idaho. The goal of the annual workshop is to advance WNS research and management through communication, facilitated discussion and collaboration among the participants.


WNS Symposium 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and Bat Conservation International hosted the annual White-nose Syndrome Symposium June 4-7, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. The goal of the symposium was to advance WNS research and management through communication, facilitated discussion and collaboration among the participants.


WNS Symposium 2011

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Bat Conservation International hosted the annual White-nose Syndrome Symposium May 17-19, 2011 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The goal of the symposium was to advance WNS research and management through communication, facilitated discussion and collaboration among the participants.


WNS Symposium 2010

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania Game Commission and Bat Conservation International hosted the annual White-nose Syndrome (WNS) Symposium May 25-27, 2010, in Pittsburgh, PA. The overall goal of the symposium was to advance WNS research and management through facilitated discussion and collaboration among the participants. Thirty-five presentations were given to provide updates on the latest WNS research, which included presentations on Geomyces destructans in Europe and the European Action Plan for WNS. Additional interactive sessions were held to identify knowledge gaps and to identify action items to develop strategies to implement a soon-to-be-released national management plan for WNS. Approximately 125 people attended the event representing 66 international partners from the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Defense, state natural resource agencies, universities, non-governmental organizations, and Canadian and European organizations. Approximately 100 other people participated via webinar.


WNS Symposium 2009

More than 70 people working on WNS issues met in Pittsburgh in mid-August 2009. Representatives of federal, state and nongovernment organizations together explored options on surveillance, chemical and biological control, rehabilitation, captive propagation, and bat genetics.

 

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