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Tongass National Forest Bat Citizen Science Program

The Wrangell Ranger District assisted the Alaska Department of Fish & Game with recruiting and organizing volunteers to participate in a bat citizen science project. The project involved volunteers performing bimonthly acoustic driving surveys of bats with bat detectors during the summer months. The District also received Tongass Diversity Grant funding to purchase equipment to be used to develop a bat research project with the local schools. The National Forest received an EduBat Trunk and its resources were shared with District employees working with the public.

Project URL: None

Geographic Scope: Tongass National Forest

Project Status: Active -not recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Audio or video recording, Measurement, Observation,

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Project Contact: csdelabrue@fs.fed.us

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor:

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: Alaska Department of Fish and Game; Bat Conservation International; Wrangall Unified School District

Fields of Science: Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors,

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Conservation,