USGS National Wildlife Health Center winter 2011/2012 WNS submission guidelines

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. They are meant to assist with prioritizing appropriate field samples for laboratory submission based on geographic location and prior knowledge of WNS status at survey sites. The primary objectives of this targeted surveillance are to identify new geographic locations and bat species affected with WNS. This document replaces the 2011Summer Submission Guidelines for Bats and all previous winter submission guidelines from the USGS National Wildlife Health Center.