Partners by type

Alabama Bat Working Group
In summer 2009 the Alabama Bat Working Group formed a committee known as the Alabama White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) Management Team to develop a management strategy for this fungal pathogen and its deadly effects.
Alabama Department of Conservation
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is a state agency responsible for management of freshwater fish, wildlife, marine resources, state lands, state parks, and other natural resources.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s mission is to protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of the state, and manage their use and development in the best interest of the economy and the well-being of the people of the state, consistent with the sustained yield principle.
American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
Our Goals:
  • To enhance the contribution of veterinary medicine to the welfare of the wildlife resource.
  • To encourage and promote a philosophy of animal management and preventative medicine as it relates to free-ranging species.
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    American Veterinary Medical Association
    The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 88,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
    Arizona Game and Fish Department
    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is working with other states and federal agencies across the U.S. to develop management strategies to prevent or slow the movement of WNS to Arizona.
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    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission participates in and supports monitoring of bat populations, including white nose syndrome surveillence, across the state. As a land manager we also work to protect bat populations using caves on AGFC Wildlife Management Areas.
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    Arkansas Natural Heritage Commisson
    The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission owns and manages caves within the state many with listed karst species. The Commission also works closely with federal and other state organizations in response to the threat of WNS within the state.
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    Basically Bats Wildlife Conservation Society
    Basically Bats Wildlife Conservation Society is dedicated to public education, health and welfare, and the conservation of bats and other wildlife populations worldwide. We offer at least two annual $5,000 scholarships to U.S. and Canadian university students for white-nose syndrome research .
    Bat Conservation International

    Through our White-nose Syndrome grants program we provided initial funding for urgent research projects to allow them to get under way quickly. Now our funding efforts are shifting to support carefully targeted priorities based on priorities identified by the WNS science meetings and the emerging WNS national strategy.

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    Bat World Sanctuary
    Bat World Sanctuary provides public education programs to thousands of people each year at schools and community events, to raise awareness about the importance of bats and the devastating impact of WNS. In addition, through the National Stakeholder Committee, we are working with other partner organizations and committees on best management practices for wildlife rehabilitators and NWCOs.
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    BiodiversityWorks
    BiodiversityWorks is dedicated to providing local support for bat conservation efforts on the island of Martha's Vineyard, where breeding Northern-long eared bats still occur.
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    Boston University

    Boston University is no small operation. With over 32,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 130 countries, nearly 10,000 faculty and staff, 17 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming, always in high gear.

    Bucknell University

    Established in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg; renamed Bucknell University in 1886 in honor of William Bucknell, a major benefactor. The University is highly selective, private, nonsectarian, coeducational (since 1883), residential and undergraduate, with a small graduate program.  

    Bureau of Land Management
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for managing more than 245 million acres of public lands and is working to better understand and prevent the spread of White-Nose Syndrome on BLM-administered lands.
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    California Department of Fish and Game
    The California Department of Fish and Game’s mission is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public. WNS potentially poses a serious threat to the bats of California if it arrives here, and it could undermine ecosystems throughout the state.
    Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative
    Cave Research Foundation

    The Cave Research Foundation is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to

    • facilitating research, management and interpretation of caves and karst resources
    • forming partnerships to study, protect and preserve cave resources and karst areas
    • promoting the long term conservation of caves and karst ecosystem
    Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation
    Our mission is to conduct and encourage research on North American bats, by collaborating with students and other scientists, and to make our findings available to the scientific community and the public through technical and popular publications, teaching, and outreach programs.
    Center for Biological Diversity
    Ever since white-nose syndrome began ravaging populations in the eastern United States, the Center for Biological Diversity has been fighting to stem its spread by filing petitions and emergency requests to protect certain bats as endangered, including the eastern small-footed, northern long-eared and little brown bats.
    Colorado Bat Working Group
    The Colorado Bat Working Group White-nose Committee (CBWG WNC) was asked by the Colorado Multiagency White-nose Syndrome (WNS) Committee to provide guidance in determining significant, or biologically important, roosts used by bats in Colorado. Determination of such roosts may be integral to assisting with management decisions such as cave closures
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife
    Colorado Parks &Wildlife is committed to working with partners on devising practical disease detection and control strategies, managing potential human impacts to bats at caves and inactive mines, and working towards collaborative solutions to provide for cave recreation while minimizing risks of WNS transmission.
    Columbia University

    For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.

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    Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

    To learn more about bats and white nose syndrome, read the following articles from the Wildlife Division's bimonthly magazine, Connecticut Wildlife.

    Cornell University
    Currently faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell, are collaborating on field and lab investigations of WNS. The focus of the fieldwork is to document the impact of WNS at historic maternity colonies of bats in central New York. Lab investigations are evaluating diagnostic techniques and epidemiology of the disease.
    Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Fish and Wildlife
    "Multi-Agency Collaboration: Delaware is part of a nation-wide agency team of state and national biologists tracking White-nose Syndrome. This team plans research and projects designed to find answers about the disease.
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    Eastern Michigan University

    The Department of Biology recognizes the concomitant importance of breadth of knowledge, specialization, and the scientific skills and attitudes associated with finding and using new knowledge.

    To this end, the department:

    Ecohealth Alliance
    Ecohealth Alliance's goal is to better understand the dynamics of Geomyces destructans by investigating how and why it thrives. This will give conservation scientists the opportunity to develop targeted solutions to try and stop the fungus' spread. For over 40 years, EcoHealth Alliance continues its focus on the health of people, animals, and ecosystems.
    Ecological Society of America
    Earth stewardship involves shaping trajectories of social-ecological change at local-to-global scales to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. Over the next decade or two, society has a window of opportunity to radically redefine our relationship with the planet to reduce risks of dangerous global changes that could otherwise seriously degrade Earth’s life-support systems.
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    Eurobats

    The Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats came into force in 1994 and until now a total of 36 out of 63 range states have acceded to the Agreement.

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    FWC monitors hibernating and maternity colonies of cave roosting bat species to assess baseline health and population trends. We provide science-based technical assistance to other state agencies and interested partners on the potential impacts of WNS and the management of bat populations.
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    Georgia Department of Natural Resources
    Biologists with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) developed a WNS plan and are actively participating in education and monitoring/surveillance for WNS in the state. Georgia has several hibernacula, which are surveyed every year to search for signs of WNS. GA DNR also works with the caving community in the state to detect early signs of WNS.
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.
    Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is actively engaged in WNS activities in the state, region, and nation. Our staff participate in biweekly state-federal WNS conference calls, attend national meetings, and serve on WNS-related committees.
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    Illinois Department of Natural Resources
    White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in North America, has been found in three additional Illinois counties, bringing to seven the number of new counties where the disease has been found this year. Adams, Carroll and Pike Counties are the most recent counties to be added to the list where WNS has been confirmed.
    Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has statutory authority over all bat species native to Indiana. The agency's involvement with WNS includes components for disease surveillance (active, passive, on-line public reporting), population monitoring (winter hibernacula and summer reproductive season), land management policies, and public education.
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    Iowa Department of Natural Resources
    DNR experts have been monitoring bat populations, and state parks staff is educating the public while taking preventative measures to slow the potential spread of White-Nose Syndrome.
    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is currently collecting baseline information on bat roosting sites and developing a response plan should White-nose Syndrome turn up in the state.
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    Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
    Maryland Department of Natural Resources
    Suspected white nose syndrome (WNS) was found on bats during a DNR survey of a bat hibernation site in an Allegany County cave near Cumberland on March 5, 2010. Several dead bats and over two hundred visibly affected bats were found during the survey.
    Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
    The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) is responsible for the conservation - including restoration, protection and management - of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.
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    Michigan Department of Natural Resources

    Because of its statutory responsibility to manage publicly-owned free-ranging wildlife resources in trust, the lead agency at the state level is the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE) Wildlife Division (WLD). Within WLD, responsibility for planning and implementation is principally distributed across three positions/subgroups: a.

    Midwest Bat Working Group

    Northeastern, Southeastern, and Western bat working groups had been formed earlier to bring bat biologists and conservationists together to discuss mutual problems, collaborate on projects, and otherwise to move bat biology and conservation forward.

    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) works with citizens and partners to conserve and manage the state’s natural areas, native plants and animals; to protect ecological health by addressing threats such as invasive species; and to promote enjoyment and understanding of nature through recreational and educational opportunities
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    Mississippi Bat Working Group

    The Mississippi Bat Working Group (MBWG) was formed at the Sixth Annual Southeastern Bat Diversity Network (SBDN) Meeting in 2001 by Chester Martin, Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. The group is modeled after the SBDN and shares the same primary goal of aiding in bat conservation through research and education.

    Missouri Department of Conservation
    In March 2012, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) confirmed Missouri's first fully developed case of a bat disease known as "white-nose syndrome" (WNS). The name describes a white fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, which causes the disease and typically appears on the faces and wings of infected cave-dwelling bats.
    National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
    NASA's vision: We reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind.
    National Cave and Karst Research Institute

    The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) is a non-profit government-supported institute headquartered in the City of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Its goals are to conduct, support, facilitate, and promote programs in cave and karst research, education, environmental management, and data acquisition and sharing.

    National Caves Association

    The National Caves Association is a non-profit trade association founded in 1965 by a small group of private show cave owners.  These initial members sought to bring together show cave owners and operators from across the United States to promote the show cave industry to the public, to share information and ideas, and to lobby for legislation favorable to the show cave industry.

    National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
    NIMBioS is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Synthesis Center supported through NSF's Biological Sciences Directorate via a Cooperative Agreement with the University of Tennessee totaling more than $35 million over ten years.
    National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Bat Working Group
    The National Military Fish and Wildlife Association (NMFWA) was officially chartered in 1983 by a small group of dedicated Department of Defense (DoD) resource management professionals.
    National Park Service
    The national park system contains 397 units. 1 in 4 of these units have caves and 1 in 3 contain mines that can provide habitat for bats and other organisms. White-nose syndrome is threatening bat populations and conservation, as well as visitor use of recreational caves and the enjoyment of bats in NPS units.
    National Speleological Society
    With over 10,000 members and 250 grottos, the National Speleological Society does more than any other organization to study, explore, and conserve cave and karst resources; protect access to caves; encourage responsible management of caves and their unique environments; and promote responsible caving.
    National Wildlife Control Operators Association
     
    The association is organized exclusively as a mutual benefit non-profit trade association to assist persons or organizations providing commercial wildlife damage management and control activities. The association shall be active in training, educating and promoting competence, service and integrity to the members of the wildlife damage management industry.
    Natural Resources Defense Council

    NRDC works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends..

    Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
    Established by the Legislature in 1901, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission works to conserve Nebraska’s natural resources. The agency has a board of nine commissioners.
    New Brunswick Museum

    Within the NBM Collections and Research Centre, collections of provincial, national, and international significance are researched and interpreted by NBM staff, university students, and visiting researchers for the preservation and dissemination of New Brunswick history, culture, and natural history.  The Centre hosts researchers from around the world, responds to international queries abo

    New Brunswick Natural Resources
    For additional information on white-nose syndrome, please visit the following websites: White-Nose Syndrome in New Brunswick: http://www.nbm-mnb.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=576&I...
    New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
    NHFG is the lead agency for monitoring and responding to WNS in New Hampshire. NHFG biologists have been involved in the overall WNS surveillance, monitoring and response effort from the beginning of the multi-state effort in February 2008. WNS was first documented in NH in 2010.
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    New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
    WHAT IS THE SUMMER BAT COUNT? Historically, bats only used trees as summer roosts. But as more and more habitat is lost to development, man-made structures such as buildings, bridges, and bat boxes have become important bat dwellings. 
    TheSummer Bat Count involves finding a roost and counting the bats as they exit in the evening.
    New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Dept. - Abandoned Mine Land Program
    The Abandoned Mine Land Program (AMLP) of New Mexico evaluates abandoned mines for bat habitat and protects those found to be significant habitat with bat friendly structures that allow ingress and egress while excluding human disturbance except for research.
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    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

    Many thousands of hibernating bats are dying in caves and abandoned mines in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont from unknown causes, prompting an investigation by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as well as wildlife agencies and researchers around the nation. 

     
    North American Society for Bat Research
    The North American Society for Bat Research (NASBR) is a society dedicated to the promotion and development of the scientific study of bats (Chiroptera) in all its branches, including conservation and public education.
    North Carolina Bat Working Group

    The mission of the NCBWG is to promote the conservation of bats and their habitats in North Carolina through education and collaborative study, including the dissemination of information on research and policies.

    The co-chairs of the NC Bat Working Group are Lisa Gatens (NC Museum of Natural Sciences) and Mary Frazer (NC Dept. of Transportation).

    North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting surveillance for the presence and prevalence of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) throughout North Carolina and monitoring bat populations year-round to determine the effects of White Nose Syndrome on our bats. This includes monitoring caves for hibernating bats, mist-netting, and acoustic monitoring during the maternity period.
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    Northeast Bat Working Group
    The Northeast Bat Working Group (NEBWG) is comprised of agencies, organizations, and individuals interested in bat research, management, and conservation located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Virginia area regions.
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    Northeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc.

    The Northeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc. (NCC) is a not-for-profit corporation committed to the conservation, study, management, and acquisition of caves and karst areas having significant geological, hydrological, biological, recreational, historical, or aesthetic features.

    Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
    Ohio Department of Natural Resources

    In the winter of 2006-07 New York Department of Environmental Conservation found approximately 10,000 bats of the genus Myotis (little brown bats, M. lucifugus, and Indiana bats, M. sodalis) dead and dying in four caves in New York.

    Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

    The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is the state agency responsible for managing fish and wildlife.

    Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry protects Ontario’s biodiversity while promoting economic opportunities in the resource sector and supporting outdoor recreation opportunities.

     

    The ministry conducts scientific research and uses its findings to:

    Organic Trade Association

    The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 8,500 organic businesses across 50 states.

    Organization for Bat Conservation
    The Organization for Bat Conservation is dedicated to protecting bats and their habitats by dispersing funds to support WNS research, providing roosting alternatives, and enhancing communication among researchers, agencies, environmental organizations, and the general public.
    Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
    DCNR’s mission is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ enjoyment.
    Pennsylvania Game Commission
    Our organization has been instrumental from the start in determining and mapping locations of WNS occurrences, initiating summer maternity colony monitoring, developing innovative research collaborations that investigate (just a few for examples): the potential for treatment, investigate the physiological and immune responses of bats afflicted by the disease, developing new non-lethal techniques t
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    Prince William Network
    Prince William Network is the award-winning distance learning arm of the Prince William County Public Schools in Northern Virginia. From electronic field trips to on-line courses, Prince William Network productions provide the best in instruction for students and relevant, efficiently-delivered professional development for teachers and administrators.
    Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources
    The mission of the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles is to promote knowledge acquisition and to ensure the development and optimal use of energy, land and mineral resources in Québec from a sustainable development perspective, for the benefit of the entire population.
    Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management - Division of Fish and Wildlife
    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management -Division of Fish and Wildlife protects, restores, and manages the fish and wildlife resources of the state.
    Society of American Foresters

    The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world.

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
    Our mission is to serve as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina’s natural resources. Bats are an important natural resource of significant biological and economic importance. The SCDNR is committed to the detection of WNS and timely sharing of information with partner agencies and organizations and the public. We endeavor to reduce the spread of WNS.
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    South Dakota Bat Working Group

    The purpose of the SDBWG is to work to protect bats and bat habitat through action, education and cooperation with Federal, State, Tribal, and private landowners.

    Southeastern Bat Diversity Network

    The Southeastern Bat Diversity Network was founded in 1995 at the North American Symposium on Bat Research (NASBR). Bat biologists, land managers and others interested in the conservation of bats that occur in the southeastern United States constitute the membership.

    Speleobooks
    Speleobooks travels near and far looking for new (and old) books and gifts for our customers. In recent years we have attended conferences in countries including England, Slovenia, Australia, Mexico and within the U.S. We continue to improve our website with updates every 4-6 weeks. We have a secure order form for internet shoppers.
    Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
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    Texas Bat Working Group
    The Texas Bat Working Group (TXBWG) is a partnership of individuals, non-governmental organizations, universities, state and federal agencies interested in the conservation and management of bat species and bat habitat in Texas. We will collaborate to provide resources and opportunities for research, conservation and education.
    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
    We are the state agency responsible for the conservation of wildlife, including bats, and we also manage recreational resources such as state parks. We are monitoring bat populations for the signs of WNS, developing a WNS response plan in collaboration with partners, and working with other organizations to educate the public about this threat.
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    The Nature Conservancy

    The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

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    The Ohio State University Extension

    Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of The Ohio State University to your door.

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    The Save Lucy Campaign
    The Save Lucy Campaign was created to raise awareness of white-nose syndrome and its devastating impact on North American bats. The Save Lucy Campaign is a 501c3 public charity supported by partners, sponsors, and collaborators.
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    The Wildlife Society

    Founded in 1937, the organization’s mission is “To inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation.” The Wildlife Society enhances our members’ networking and learning opportunities, professional and career development, and provides numerous ways for them to get more involv

    Tufts University

    Tufts' largest school, the School of Arts and Sciences, is committed to intellectual and artistic engagement through a liberal arts tradition that prepares all of our students for a lifetime of learning.

    Located on the Medford/Somerville campus, the School is just five miles outside of Boston, a vibrant city known for its historic sites and cultural resources.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.
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    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service leads the United States' response to white-nose syndrome.
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    U.S. Forest Service

    We are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

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    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
    The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.
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    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center

    Welcome to the Fort Collins Science Center (FORT), located in Fort Collins, Colorado along the northern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. As a science center of the U.S.

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    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center
    The USGS National Wildlife Health Center provides national leadership to safeguard wildlife and ecosystem health through dynamic partnerships and exceptional science. NWHC provides vital research on understanding white-nose syndrome and the fungus Geomyces destructans that causes the disease. NWHC provides diagnostic support for other agencies and investigates wildlife diseases nationwide.
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    University of Akron

    The University of Akron, Ohio’s Polytechnic University, is the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education.

    University of California, Davis

    UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. 

    University of California, Santa Cruz

    We combine empirical field studies with quantitative approaches to study the ecology and conservation biology of vertebrates, most often of bats.  The questions we ask are driven by a curiosity about the natural world and a desire to help sustain biodiversity. 

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    University of Idaho

    Since 1889, the University of Idaho has been a place that expects more from itself, more from its students, more from knowledge and more from life. The University of Idaho is where students come to succeed and learn to lead. At our main campus in Moscow, Idaho – and our centers throughout the state –students find many opportunities to share in our community and culture.

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    University of Illinois
    A multidisciplinary research team led by the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) is studying White Nose Syndrome, a devastating disease of bats. Working closely with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Shawnee National Forest, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service, INHS scientists, along with specialists from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) and the
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    University of Tennessee
    The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) prepares students in natural and social sciences-based professional academic programs for careers in agriculture, natural resources and other arenas.

    The CASNR academic programs accomplish the following:

    University of Winnipeg

    We aim to understand what motivates small bodied mammals in their decisions about where to live, when to be active and inactive, and how to maintain a balance between energy intake and expenditure.

    US Animal Health Association

    The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA), the nation's animal health forum for over a century, is a science-based, non-profit, voluntary organization. Its 1,100 members are state and federal animal health officials, national allied organizations, regional representatives, and individual members.

    Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
    The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is actively engaged in the fight against White-nose Syndrome. The Department participates in disease surveillance, research, and monitoring of bat populations affected by WNS. Staff within the Department also serve on regional and national committees for coordinating work priorities, including through the National Plan for White-nose Syndrome.
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    Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's National Heritage Program
    Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
    "In response to the discovery and spread of WNS, VDGIF and partners initiated three projects to assist in our understanding of WNS and its impacts.
    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is very concerned about White-nose Syndrome (WNS) impacts upon bat populations and potential ecosystem effects. We are committed to educating the public about bats and WNS, and we are taking actions intended to deal with the management of this disease once it may occur in Washington.
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    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
    The WVDNR monitors bat populations by conducting surveys of hibernacula, Virginia big-eared bats maternity colony counts, and acoustic routes statewide. These surveys help document the spread of WNS and its impact on bat populations in West Virginia.
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    Western Bat Working Group

    The WBWG arose from an effort in 1994-96 to develop a range-wide conservation strategy for Townsend’s big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii, as part of a proactive conservation approach to preclude formal listing of the species as threatened or endangered. Since that time, our members have been engaged in various conservation efforts including

    Western Michigan University

    The Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University encompasses a variety of disciplines that involve the study of living matter in all of its wonderfully diverse forms.

    Our department mission is to promote:

    Wildlife Conservation Society

    The challenges are greater than ever, but with the focus, dedication, and passion of a committed staff—combined with a unique mixture of field, zoo, and aquarium expertise—WCS will continue to set the bar for science, conservation action, and education that has driven our success in protecting wildlife and wild places for over a century.

    Wildlife Disease Association
    Our mission is to acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, conservation, and interactions with humans and domestic animals.
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
    "The Department of Natural Resources is the lead agency for WNS response in Wisconsin. The WDNR collaborates with state, tribal, federal and local agencies to control the impacts of WNS in the state. The role of WDNR includes: 1. Manage Wisconsin WNS Surveillance and Response 2. Organize and lead the State’s WNS science and stakeholder advisory groups
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    Wyoming Game and Fish Department
    The Wyoming Game and Fish Department serves as the lead agency for WNS issues in Wyoming. In cooperation with the Wyoming Bat Working Group we've developed a strategic plan for WNS to address conservation and management issues in Wyoming.
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