white nose syndrome http://wxpr.org en Citizen Bat Monitors: Turning Up the Volume On Silence http://wxpr.org/post/citizen-bat-monitors-turning-volume-silence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The deadly bat disease called white nose syndrome was found in Wisconsin earlier this year.&nbsp; That’s bad news for bats, but it hasn’t stopped the Department of Natural Resources from investing in bat monitoring efforts.&nbsp; In fact, biologists say collecting data on bats is more important than ever. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>At nightfall on the end of a pier in Eagle River, DNR Biologist Paul White is standing with his arm outstretched, rubbing his fingers together.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20762 at http://wxpr.org Citizen Bat Monitors: Turning Up the Volume On Silence DNR, Timber Industry React Against Bat Protections http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-timber-industry-react-against-bat-protections <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forest products industry leaders are voicing concern about a federal plan that could designate a bat species as endangered. &nbsp;The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;listing could restrict summer logging.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:48:56 +0000 Natalie Jablonski & Ken Krall 17569 at http://wxpr.org DNR, Timber Industry React Against Bat Protections White Nose Turns Up in Wisconsin http://wxpr.org/post/white-nose-turns-wisconsin <p>Biologists have found the first trace of a deadly bat disease in Wisconsin. &nbsp;Bats tested positive for white nose syndrome at a mine in southwestern Wisconsin.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Grant County location where white nose was found…is within flying distance of an Illinois site where the syndrome turned up in 2012.&nbsp; Biologists are guessing a bat from that location carried the disease to Wisconsin.&nbsp;</span></p><p>White nose has also been found for the first time in several locations in the Upper Peninsula.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16869 at http://wxpr.org White Nose Turns Up in Wisconsin DNR On Alert for Potential Bat Disease http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-alert-potential-bat-disease <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Biologists are on the lookout for signs of a spreading fungus that could affect bats in Wisconsin. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Signs of the deadly white nose syndrome have been found in neighboring states and as close as 30 miles from the Wisconsin border, but haven’t yet appeared here.&nbsp;</span></p><p>DNR Conservation Biologist Paul White says preventative measures may have helped.&nbsp; All cave bats in Wisconsin are listed as threatened, and officials enforce decontamination procedures at public caving sites.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13525 at http://wxpr.org DNR On Alert for Potential Bat Disease