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{"id":6735794274407,"title":"Bat Management Workshop (KY) August 21-23, 2023","handle":"bat-management-workshop","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAfter reserving a spot in our workshop, please complete the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\" title=\"bat workshop registration\"\u003eWorkshop Participant Pre-Survey for each attendee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cem\u003e.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBat Management Workshop • \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCave City, KY\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"page\" title=\"Page 1\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClass begins with a detailed glimpse of the variety of underground environments and how to determine their suitability to different bat species at all stages of their life-cycles. Bat natural history and the history of cave exploration and human use is combined to highlight the important biological implications of cave study and protection. Case studies of cave conservation are presented and field trips to nearby caves will illustrate many of the successful efforts to balance human and bat needs on the landscape. We will also briefly touch upon focus on other cave resources, such as cave invertebrates, groundwater, and archeological and paleontological resources that will benefit from good cave management.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNote: \u003c\/strong\u003eThis training is ideal for federal and state agency biologists tasked with managing cave bats or consultants, students, and citizen scientists who seek training in assessing underground habitats for bats. Students will \u003cem\u003enot\u003c\/em\u003e be capturing or handling bats during this course, but they will be entering the underground environment and must be comfortable traveling thru dark, sometimes claustrophobic places. No technical rope or climbing experience is required. Students must bring approved caving gear including: helmets, two light sources, gloves, closed-toe shoes, and clothing with long-sleeves and long-pants. Coveralls and kneepads are strongly recommended. Additional pre-course materials and information about how to prepare will be provided upon registration. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eDates\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eMonday August 21 thru Wednesday August 23, 2023. Training begins promptly at 10 am on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion of the night field trip (midnight) on the last day.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eField Survey Curriculum and In-field Highlights\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIntroduction to Cave Management Legislation and Federal Protection\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe Importance of bats and their Economic and Ecological Importance\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIntroduction to Cave Survey Protocols and Prioritization\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSurvey Methods for Assessing Cave Bats\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNatural History of Cave-dwelling Bat Species\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIdentifying Bat Use by Examining Roost Stains and Guano Piles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVariation in the Cave Environment and its Biological Implications\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCase Studies of Cave Protection Efforts\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCase Studies of Successful Cave Restoration Projects\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWorking with the Public, Commercial Caves, and Land Managers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOn-going Cave Management Responsibilities\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAssessing Caves for Bats, Practicing Underground Safety and Using Bat Survey Gear\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eField Trips to Visit Historic, Current, and Protected Bat Roosts\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn-field Demonstrations and Practicums may vary according to group interests and\/or local conditions during the training. Please contact us any time if you have specific training goals you would like the instructors to address.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeeting\/Lecture Location:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eHampton Inn Cave City conference room, 803 Sanders St, Cave City, KY 42127\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"AQSwS CFH2De\" aria-hidden=\"true\"\u003e•\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\" dir=\"ltr\"\u003e(270) 773-7300. \u003cem\u003eThis is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online. This workshop is not presented at Mammoth Cave National Park, only certain field research visits are in the park. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eAirport(s):\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThe most convenient airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is about 2 hours by vehicle and in Central Time zone (same as Park Mammoth). Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington (LEX) are 2-3 hours away respectively \u003cem\u003ebut are in Eastern Time zone.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eLodging\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eLodging is \u003cem\u003enot\u003c\/em\u003e included in the cost of this training. Participants are encouraged to make their own lodging arrangements, either at the host venue the Hampton Inn Cave City, or other affordable nearby outlets. Other inexpensive chain hotels are located immediately nearby in \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.google.com\/search?client=safari\u0026amp;rls=en\u0026amp;q=motels+in+cave+city,+ky\u0026amp;npsic=0\u0026amp;rflfq=1\u0026amp;tbm=lcl\u0026amp;sa=X\u0026amp;ved=0ahUKEwiRgNWesN_JAhUCsxQKHTwZBiAQtgMIRg\"\u003eCave City\u003c\/a\u003e (Baymont Inn is an older hotel but clean in the under $100\/night range) and RV or tent camping is available nearby at \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.diamondcaverns.com\/\"\u003eDiamond Caverns\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.nps.gov\/maca\/planyourvisit\/macacampground.htm\"\u003eMammoth Cave National Park.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeals\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e Meals are not provided during this workshop, however generous breaks and a number of food options are within walking distance from the Hampton Inn. Coffee and tea service will be available during daytimes, as is filtered water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003ePre-course Preparation: \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis class WILL be entering the underground environments of caves. Helmets with lights, a secondary light source, gloves, sturdy shoes, and coveralls (or other appropriate outerwear) that can decontaminated at the end of the trip are required personal gear for all cave trips. (Cave trips will NOT involve technical rope work or other sophisticated experience.)\u003c\/span\u003e Complete White Nose Syndrome information, including the latest references about the disease in bats and important conservation and management steps to reduce its impact during this class, will be included in pre-course materials.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNo prior underground work is necessary. There is no bat handling during this course. Approximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to \u003ca href=\"mailto:jtyburec@batsurveysolutions.com?subject=Cave%20Conservation%20-%20TX%202019\"\u003econtact us\u003c\/a\u003e at \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eany time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare. A draft agenda for our cave management training class is available for download\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eApproximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to \u003ca href=\"mailto:jchenger@batmanagement.com\"\u003econtact us\u003c\/a\u003e at any time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eHow to Register: \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003ePlease register by ordering online on this page. NOTE: \u003cem\u003eTo register multiple people, please checkout each person individually so that we can obtain the proper contact information for each participant. Student discount does not apply to consulting agencies. Registration is not refundable after August 1, but is transferable. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003eAll participants are expected to have personal insurance coverage. All participants are expected to sign a liability waiver and photo release at the start of the workshop.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eInstructors:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJim “Crash” Kennedy\u003c\/strong\u003e, Jim is owner of \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.kennedyaboveunderground.com\/\"\u003eKennedy Above\/Under Ground\u003c\/a\u003e, LLC specializing in cave and bat conservation and habitat management. He is one of the few expert cave and mine gate engineers in the United States, and won the US Forest Services “Wings Across the Americas” award in 2014 for a two-week project in Missouri. He worked as a Conservation Biologist at Bat Conservation International for 18 years, after working as a non-game wildlife technician for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He has extensive experience with small-mammal trapping, artificial bat roosts, winter censuses, summer mist-netting and harp-trapping, cave and mine habitat assessments, bat gate design, karst management and protection, and educational outreach. He is currently Secretary of the Texas Speleological Survey, and organizes speleological expeditions in Texas and Mexico. Kennedy also coordinates the biennial National Cave and Karst Management Symposia. He has been in over 200 mines and 1500 caves in 9 countries, and has more than 12,000 hours underground experience, and is a Life Member and Fellow of the National Speleological Society.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJohn Chenger\u003c\/strong\u003e formed BCM in 1998 to provide bat-specific surveys nationwide, successful artificial bat roosts, and field gear. John’s experience includes thousands of hours underground, mapping, photographing, and winter inventorying caves and mines. Above ground experience includes summer and fall bat capture surveys, abandoned mine and cave assessments, and rocky habitat assessments. John is an expert in bat echolocation call analysis throughout North America. His first experience with radio tracking spring migrating Indiana bats was in 2000, and in 2019 he led a massive fall project coordinating up to 15 ground and air trackers. Since 2004 he has been a recurring instructor at nationwide training workshops offered by Bat Conservation International and Bat Survey Solutions. Other work included the Pennsylvania Game Commission, professional photographer \u0026amp; videographer, Director of Interpretation at a commercial cave, and Life Conservation Member of the National Speleological Society.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKeith Christenson\u003c\/strong\u003e is a wildlife biologist who primarily works with bats.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eBeginning as a sport caver in 1989, he started drifting into cave science, and then more specifically hibernating bats, before returning to Penn State University to complete a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eCurrently, he is a Wildlife Biologist at Sanders Environmental, performing work related to locating the foraging and roosting locations of endangered bats across the eastern United States.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAlong with his work in the US, Keith has lived overseas in five different countries and participated in dozens of international expeditions related to caves and\/or bats, usually as the team biologist and still photographer.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eAlong the way, he has been on more than 1000 cave trips and had the opportunity to work with thousands of bats from over 40 different genera.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eHis photography has been used by National Geographic, Shutterbug Magazine, and many other publications relating to caves and bats.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTodd Sinander \u003c\/strong\u003eis a Wildlife Biologist and Project Manager with BCM since 2010 who coordinates surveys with agencies and landowners across the Eastern US. He conducts mist net, acoustic monitoring, hibernacula assessments, and radio tracking surveys for USFWS compliance and other research projects. He conducts forest and rocky habitat assessments for pre-construction surveys. In addition to bats, Todd is an expert assessing and trapping Allegheny woodrats. Prior work was 20 years as Lead Small Mammal Keeper at the Philadelphia Zoo, and a brief stint as a NY DEC Fish and Wildlife Technician.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2022-12-15T21:35:02-05:00","created_at":"2022-12-15T20:41:29-05:00","vendor":"Bat Conservation and Management, Inc.","type":"Event","tags":[],"price":65000,"price_min":65000,"price_max":125000,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":39984711401575,"title":"Academic Registration (current student or faculty only)","option1":"Academic Registration (current student or faculty only)","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":null,"requires_shipping":false,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Bat Management Workshop (KY) August 21-23, 2023 - Academic Registration (current student or faculty only)","public_title":"Academic Registration (current student or faculty only)","options":["Academic Registration (current student or faculty only)"],"price":65000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":39984711434343,"title":"Standard Professional Registration","option1":"Standard Professional Registration","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":null,"requires_shipping":false,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Bat Management Workshop (KY) August 21-23, 2023 - Standard Professional Registration","public_title":"Standard Professional Registration","options":["Standard Professional Registration"],"price":125000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":39984711467111,"title":"Government or Tribal Biologist","option1":"Government or Tribal Biologist","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":null,"requires_shipping":false,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Bat Management Workshop (KY) August 21-23, 2023 - Government or Tribal Biologist","public_title":"Government or Tribal Biologist","options":["Government or Tribal Biologist"],"price":125000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/CoachBatSwarm-4748_887a485d-6738-4407-8f27-764625bdb025.jpg?v=1671157560"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/CoachBatSwarm-4748_887a485d-6738-4407-8f27-764625bdb025.jpg?v=1671157560","options":["Registration Type"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":22795023155303,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.502,"height":1154,"width":1733,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/CoachBatSwarm-4748_887a485d-6738-4407-8f27-764625bdb025.jpg?v=1671157560"},"aspect_ratio":1.502,"height":1154,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/CoachBatSwarm-4748_887a485d-6738-4407-8f27-764625bdb025.jpg?v=1671157560","width":1733}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAfter reserving a spot in our workshop, please complete the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\" title=\"bat workshop registration\"\u003eWorkshop Participant Pre-Survey for each attendee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cem\u003e.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBat Management Workshop • \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCave City, KY\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"page\" title=\"Page 1\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClass begins with a detailed glimpse of the variety of underground environments and how to determine their suitability to different bat species at all stages of their life-cycles. Bat natural history and the history of cave exploration and human use is combined to highlight the important biological implications of cave study and protection. Case studies of cave conservation are presented and field trips to nearby caves will illustrate many of the successful efforts to balance human and bat needs on the landscape. We will also briefly touch upon focus on other cave resources, such as cave invertebrates, groundwater, and archeological and paleontological resources that will benefit from good cave management.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNote: \u003c\/strong\u003eThis training is ideal for federal and state agency biologists tasked with managing cave bats or consultants, students, and citizen scientists who seek training in assessing underground habitats for bats. Students will \u003cem\u003enot\u003c\/em\u003e be capturing or handling bats during this course, but they will be entering the underground environment and must be comfortable traveling thru dark, sometimes claustrophobic places. No technical rope or climbing experience is required. Students must bring approved caving gear including: helmets, two light sources, gloves, closed-toe shoes, and clothing with long-sleeves and long-pants. Coveralls and kneepads are strongly recommended. Additional pre-course materials and information about how to prepare will be provided upon registration. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eDates\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eMonday August 21 thru Wednesday August 23, 2023. Training begins promptly at 10 am on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion of the night field trip (midnight) on the last day.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eField Survey Curriculum and In-field Highlights\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIntroduction to Cave Management Legislation and Federal Protection\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe Importance of bats and their Economic and Ecological Importance\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIntroduction to Cave Survey Protocols and Prioritization\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSurvey Methods for Assessing Cave Bats\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNatural History of Cave-dwelling Bat Species\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIdentifying Bat Use by Examining Roost Stains and Guano Piles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVariation in the Cave Environment and its Biological Implications\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCase Studies of Cave Protection Efforts\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCase Studies of Successful Cave Restoration Projects\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWorking with the Public, Commercial Caves, and Land Managers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOn-going Cave Management Responsibilities\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAssessing Caves for Bats, Practicing Underground Safety and Using Bat Survey Gear\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eField Trips to Visit Historic, Current, and Protected Bat Roosts\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn-field Demonstrations and Practicums may vary according to group interests and\/or local conditions during the training. Please contact us any time if you have specific training goals you would like the instructors to address.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeeting\/Lecture Location:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eHampton Inn Cave City conference room, 803 Sanders St, Cave City, KY 42127\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"AQSwS CFH2De\" aria-hidden=\"true\"\u003e•\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\" dir=\"ltr\"\u003e(270) 773-7300. \u003cem\u003eThis is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online. This workshop is not presented at Mammoth Cave National Park, only certain field research visits are in the park. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eAirport(s):\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThe most convenient airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is about 2 hours by vehicle and in Central Time zone (same as Park Mammoth). Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington (LEX) are 2-3 hours away respectively \u003cem\u003ebut are in Eastern Time zone.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eLodging\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eLodging is \u003cem\u003enot\u003c\/em\u003e included in the cost of this training. Participants are encouraged to make their own lodging arrangements, either at the host venue the Hampton Inn Cave City, or other affordable nearby outlets. Other inexpensive chain hotels are located immediately nearby in \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.google.com\/search?client=safari\u0026amp;rls=en\u0026amp;q=motels+in+cave+city,+ky\u0026amp;npsic=0\u0026amp;rflfq=1\u0026amp;tbm=lcl\u0026amp;sa=X\u0026amp;ved=0ahUKEwiRgNWesN_JAhUCsxQKHTwZBiAQtgMIRg\"\u003eCave City\u003c\/a\u003e (Baymont Inn is an older hotel but clean in the under $100\/night range) and RV or tent camping is available nearby at \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.diamondcaverns.com\/\"\u003eDiamond Caverns\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.nps.gov\/maca\/planyourvisit\/macacampground.htm\"\u003eMammoth Cave National Park.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeals\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e Meals are not provided during this workshop, however generous breaks and a number of food options are within walking distance from the Hampton Inn. Coffee and tea service will be available during daytimes, as is filtered water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003ePre-course Preparation: \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis class WILL be entering the underground environments of caves. Helmets with lights, a secondary light source, gloves, sturdy shoes, and coveralls (or other appropriate outerwear) that can decontaminated at the end of the trip are required personal gear for all cave trips. (Cave trips will NOT involve technical rope work or other sophisticated experience.)\u003c\/span\u003e Complete White Nose Syndrome information, including the latest references about the disease in bats and important conservation and management steps to reduce its impact during this class, will be included in pre-course materials.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNo prior underground work is necessary. There is no bat handling during this course. Approximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to \u003ca href=\"mailto:jtyburec@batsurveysolutions.com?subject=Cave%20Conservation%20-%20TX%202019\"\u003econtact us\u003c\/a\u003e at \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eany time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare. A draft agenda for our cave management training class is available for download\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eApproximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to \u003ca href=\"mailto:jchenger@batmanagement.com\"\u003econtact us\u003c\/a\u003e at any time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eHow to Register: \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003ePlease register by ordering online on this page. NOTE: \u003cem\u003eTo register multiple people, please checkout each person individually so that we can obtain the proper contact information for each participant. Student discount does not apply to consulting agencies. Registration is not refundable after August 1, but is transferable. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003eAll participants are expected to have personal insurance coverage. All participants are expected to sign a liability waiver and photo release at the start of the workshop.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eInstructors:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJim “Crash” Kennedy\u003c\/strong\u003e, Jim is owner of \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.kennedyaboveunderground.com\/\"\u003eKennedy Above\/Under Ground\u003c\/a\u003e, LLC specializing in cave and bat conservation and habitat management. He is one of the few expert cave and mine gate engineers in the United States, and won the US Forest Services “Wings Across the Americas” award in 2014 for a two-week project in Missouri. He worked as a Conservation Biologist at Bat Conservation International for 18 years, after working as a non-game wildlife technician for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He has extensive experience with small-mammal trapping, artificial bat roosts, winter censuses, summer mist-netting and harp-trapping, cave and mine habitat assessments, bat gate design, karst management and protection, and educational outreach. He is currently Secretary of the Texas Speleological Survey, and organizes speleological expeditions in Texas and Mexico. Kennedy also coordinates the biennial National Cave and Karst Management Symposia. He has been in over 200 mines and 1500 caves in 9 countries, and has more than 12,000 hours underground experience, and is a Life Member and Fellow of the National Speleological Society.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJohn Chenger\u003c\/strong\u003e formed BCM in 1998 to provide bat-specific surveys nationwide, successful artificial bat roosts, and field gear. John’s experience includes thousands of hours underground, mapping, photographing, and winter inventorying caves and mines. Above ground experience includes summer and fall bat capture surveys, abandoned mine and cave assessments, and rocky habitat assessments. John is an expert in bat echolocation call analysis throughout North America. His first experience with radio tracking spring migrating Indiana bats was in 2000, and in 2019 he led a massive fall project coordinating up to 15 ground and air trackers. Since 2004 he has been a recurring instructor at nationwide training workshops offered by Bat Conservation International and Bat Survey Solutions. Other work included the Pennsylvania Game Commission, professional photographer \u0026amp; videographer, Director of Interpretation at a commercial cave, and Life Conservation Member of the National Speleological Society.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKeith Christenson\u003c\/strong\u003e is a wildlife biologist who primarily works with bats.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eBeginning as a sport caver in 1989, he started drifting into cave science, and then more specifically hibernating bats, before returning to Penn State University to complete a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eCurrently, he is a Wildlife Biologist at Sanders Environmental, performing work related to locating the foraging and roosting locations of endangered bats across the eastern United States.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAlong with his work in the US, Keith has lived overseas in five different countries and participated in dozens of international expeditions related to caves and\/or bats, usually as the team biologist and still photographer.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eAlong the way, he has been on more than 1000 cave trips and had the opportunity to work with thousands of bats from over 40 different genera.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eHis photography has been used by National Geographic, Shutterbug Magazine, and many other publications relating to caves and bats.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTodd Sinander \u003c\/strong\u003eis a Wildlife Biologist and Project Manager with BCM since 2010 who coordinates surveys with agencies and landowners across the Eastern US. He conducts mist net, acoustic monitoring, hibernacula assessments, and radio tracking surveys for USFWS compliance and other research projects. He conducts forest and rocky habitat assessments for pre-construction surveys. In addition to bats, Todd is an expert assessing and trapping Allegheny woodrats. Prior work was 20 years as Lead Small Mammal Keeper at the Philadelphia Zoo, and a brief stint as a NY DEC Fish and Wildlife Technician.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Bat Management Workshop (KY) August 21-23, 2023

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$650.00
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After reserving a spot in our workshop, please complete the Workshop Participant Pre-Survey for each attendee.

Bat Management Workshop • Cave City, KY

Class begins with a detailed glimpse of the variety of underground environments and how to determine their suitability to different bat species at all stages of their life-cycles. Bat natural history and the history of cave exploration and human use is combined to highlight the important biological implications of cave study and protection. Case studies of cave conservation are presented and field trips to nearby caves will illustrate many of the successful efforts to balance human and bat needs on the landscape. We will also briefly touch upon focus on other cave resources, such as cave invertebrates, groundwater, and archeological and paleontological resources that will benefit from good cave management.

Note: This training is ideal for federal and state agency biologists tasked with managing cave bats or consultants, students, and citizen scientists who seek training in assessing underground habitats for bats. Students will not be capturing or handling bats during this course, but they will be entering the underground environment and must be comfortable traveling thru dark, sometimes claustrophobic places. No technical rope or climbing experience is required. Students must bring approved caving gear including: helmets, two light sources, gloves, closed-toe shoes, and clothing with long-sleeves and long-pants. Coveralls and kneepads are strongly recommended. Additional pre-course materials and information about how to prepare will be provided upon registration. 

Dates: Monday August 21 thru Wednesday August 23, 2023. Training begins promptly at 10 am on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion of the night field trip (midnight) on the last day.


Field Survey Curriculum and In-field Highlights

  • Introduction to Cave Management Legislation and Federal Protection
  • The Importance of bats and their Economic and Ecological Importance
  • Introduction to Cave Survey Protocols and Prioritization
  • Survey Methods for Assessing Cave Bats
  • Natural History of Cave-dwelling Bat Species
  • Identifying Bat Use by Examining Roost Stains and Guano Piles
  • Variation in the Cave Environment and its Biological Implications
  • Case Studies of Cave Protection Efforts
  • Case Studies of Successful Cave Restoration Projects
  • Working with the Public, Commercial Caves, and Land Managers
  • On-going Cave Management Responsibilities
  • Assessing Caves for Bats, Practicing Underground Safety and Using Bat Survey Gear
  • Field Trips to Visit Historic, Current, and Protected Bat Roosts

    In-field Demonstrations and Practicums may vary according to group interests and/or local conditions during the training. Please contact us any time if you have specific training goals you would like the instructors to address.



    Meeting/Lecture Location: Hampton Inn Cave City conference room, 803 Sanders St, Cave City, KY 42127(270) 773-7300. This is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online. This workshop is not presented at Mammoth Cave National Park, only certain field research visits are in the park. 

    Airport(s): The most convenient airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is about 2 hours by vehicle and in Central Time zone (same as Park Mammoth). Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington (LEX) are 2-3 hours away respectively but are in Eastern Time zone.

    Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of this training. Participants are encouraged to make their own lodging arrangements, either at the host venue the Hampton Inn Cave City, or other affordable nearby outlets. Other inexpensive chain hotels are located immediately nearby in Cave City (Baymont Inn is an older hotel but clean in the under $100/night range) and RV or tent camping is available nearby at Diamond Caverns or Mammoth Cave National Park.

    Meals:  Meals are not provided during this workshop, however generous breaks and a number of food options are within walking distance from the Hampton Inn. Coffee and tea service will be available during daytimes, as is filtered water.

    Pre-course Preparation: This class WILL be entering the underground environments of caves. Helmets with lights, a secondary light source, gloves, sturdy shoes, and coveralls (or other appropriate outerwear) that can decontaminated at the end of the trip are required personal gear for all cave trips. (Cave trips will NOT involve technical rope work or other sophisticated experience.) Complete White Nose Syndrome information, including the latest references about the disease in bats and important conservation and management steps to reduce its impact during this class, will be included in pre-course materials.

    No prior underground work is necessary. There is no bat handling during this course. Approximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to contact us at any time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare. A draft agenda for our cave management training class is available for download.

    Approximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to contact us at any time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare.

    How to Register: Please register by ordering online on this page. NOTE: To register multiple people, please checkout each person individually so that we can obtain the proper contact information for each participant. Student discount does not apply to consulting agencies. Registration is not refundable after August 1, but is transferable. 

    All participants are expected to have personal insurance coverage. All participants are expected to sign a liability waiver and photo release at the start of the workshop.

     

    Instructors:

    Jim “Crash” Kennedy, Jim is owner of Kennedy Above/Under Ground, LLC specializing in cave and bat conservation and habitat management. He is one of the few expert cave and mine gate engineers in the United States, and won the US Forest Services “Wings Across the Americas” award in 2014 for a two-week project in Missouri. He worked as a Conservation Biologist at Bat Conservation International for 18 years, after working as a non-game wildlife technician for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He has extensive experience with small-mammal trapping, artificial bat roosts, winter censuses, summer mist-netting and harp-trapping, cave and mine habitat assessments, bat gate design, karst management and protection, and educational outreach. He is currently Secretary of the Texas Speleological Survey, and organizes speleological expeditions in Texas and Mexico. Kennedy also coordinates the biennial National Cave and Karst Management Symposia. He has been in over 200 mines and 1500 caves in 9 countries, and has more than 12,000 hours underground experience, and is a Life Member and Fellow of the National Speleological Society.

     

    John Chenger formed BCM in 1998 to provide bat-specific surveys nationwide, successful artificial bat roosts, and field gear. John’s experience includes thousands of hours underground, mapping, photographing, and winter inventorying caves and mines. Above ground experience includes summer and fall bat capture surveys, abandoned mine and cave assessments, and rocky habitat assessments. John is an expert in bat echolocation call analysis throughout North America. His first experience with radio tracking spring migrating Indiana bats was in 2000, and in 2019 he led a massive fall project coordinating up to 15 ground and air trackers. Since 2004 he has been a recurring instructor at nationwide training workshops offered by Bat Conservation International and Bat Survey Solutions. Other work included the Pennsylvania Game Commission, professional photographer & videographer, Director of Interpretation at a commercial cave, and Life Conservation Member of the National Speleological Society.

     

    Keith Christenson is a wildlife biologist who primarily works with bats.  Beginning as a sport caver in 1989, he started drifting into cave science, and then more specifically hibernating bats, before returning to Penn State University to complete a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science.  Currently, he is a Wildlife Biologist at Sanders Environmental, performing work related to locating the foraging and roosting locations of endangered bats across the eastern United States.

    Along with his work in the US, Keith has lived overseas in five different countries and participated in dozens of international expeditions related to caves and/or bats, usually as the team biologist and still photographer.  Along the way, he has been on more than 1000 cave trips and had the opportunity to work with thousands of bats from over 40 different genera.  His photography has been used by National Geographic, Shutterbug Magazine, and many other publications relating to caves and bats.

     

    Todd Sinander is a Wildlife Biologist and Project Manager with BCM since 2010 who coordinates surveys with agencies and landowners across the Eastern US. He conducts mist net, acoustic monitoring, hibernacula assessments, and radio tracking surveys for USFWS compliance and other research projects. He conducts forest and rocky habitat assessments for pre-construction surveys. In addition to bats, Todd is an expert assessing and trapping Allegheny woodrats. Prior work was 20 years as Lead Small Mammal Keeper at the Philadelphia Zoo, and a brief stint as a NY DEC Fish and Wildlife Technician.


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    Pettersson D500x and M500 Bat Detectors Return and Exchange Policy
    All detectors are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the hardware and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

    BCM will confirm the unit is defective was not abused or water damaged. BCM will replace the unit at our discretion usually within one week. Units requiring repairs may take 6-8 weeks.

    Pettersson factory warranty is one year.

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