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We discuss closure options \u003cem\u003eother\u003c\/em\u003e than gates, and when they should and should not be used. The criteria for gating or not gating certain caves or mines will be thoroughly examined and a decision tree presented, as well as the technical details of design, construction, funding and logistics. \u003cstrong style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eExcellent handouts\u003c\/strong\u003e and certificates of completion will be provided to all participants.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClass size will be limited, but participation is open to any interested persons. The workshop is especially \u003cstrong style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003evaluable for agency resource managers, conservationists, cavers, consultants, and gating contractors\u003c\/strong\u003e. All participants should be aware that they will be expected to do hard manual labor, and should come prepared to lift and carry heavy objects, and work in dark, cramped, and sometimes wet conditions. Helmets, headlamps, leather work gloves, and work boots are mandatory.\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eOld work clothes and a small pack with snacks, etc. are recommended at the field site. Field lunches and beverages will be provided on site. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from our lodging\/lecture space in Wilkes-Barre and to the gating site. Because we will be possibly visiting bat hibernacula that is WNS positive, follow all USFWS recommended decontamination procedures (wash clothes or seal in plastic for later wash) before returning to a WNS-negative area for bat work. (WNS info is at the White Nose Syndrome website at https:\/\/www.whitenosesyndrome.org\/static-page\/decontamination-information.) White Nose Syndrome is a devastating disease that has already killed millions of bats, making our protection efforts at these hibernacula even more important.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e \u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDate and Time\u003c\/strong\u003e: Monday September 30-Friday October 4, 2024: 5 full days and evenings (lectures on day 1, gate construction fieldwork and field trips during the subsequent days. Additional special lecture after dessert each evening). The first presentation is 1 PM Monday September 30.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLocation:\u003c\/strong\u003e Lectures and meals are provided at the Kirby \u0026amp; Kirby Episcopal House, 381 Sunset Rd, Mountain Top, PA 18707. Overnight lodging is provided at the Kirby House (a restored historic mansion), usually 2-3 people per room, with two rooms sharing one bathroom. On-your-own lodging is available from numerous nearby hotels. The field site is located just west of Glen Lyon, PA. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCourse objectives:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e Participants will learn how to assess bat hibernacula, identify important sites, and how to enhance sites to be more suitable for bats. Participants will understand the pros and cons of various cave and mine closure options, concentrating on bat-friendly closures (gating). They will understand the closure process from initial assessment and prioritization to design, logistical planning, construction, and follow-up maintenance and monitoring. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYou will gain hands-on experience in constructing a bat-friendly gate.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTopics Covered:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCave and Mine Assessment for Bats\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHistorical setting of Project Site\u003cbr\u003eThe importance of Project Area to bats\u003cbr\u003eMine \u0026amp; Cave gating history, successes and failures\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eMicroclimate monitoring and restoration\u003cbr\u003eBat Cave Assessment\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGating details\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEquipment and personnel\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSite safety: note you may be exposed to heights, cliff faces, unexpected open shafts, falling\/collapsing rock, ladders, airborne metal shards, sharp edges, bee stings, welding glare \u0026amp; smoke.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClosure design and placement\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMaterials and anchoring options\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRemovable bars and swinging doors\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSignage and surveillance\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMeals\u003c\/strong\u003e: Breakfast (4), sack lunch (3), and dinners (4) are provided. Beverages are available at the Project Site. We suggest bringing your own snacks and beverages if desired. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eEvent Instructors\u003c\/strong\u003e: \u003cspan\u003eJim Kennedy, Kennedy Above\/Under Ground; John Chenger, Bat Conservation and Management. \u003c\/span\u003eAdditional Instructors: Greg Turner \u0026amp; Mike Scafini, PA Game Commission.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCosts\u003c\/strong\u003e: Limited number of slots are available for current PA Game Commission and PA DCNR employees. $675.00 for all others \u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eearly bird registration until July 15.\u003c\/i\u003e. Registration fee is not refundable after August 1, 2024. \u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe registration fee for all our workshops is one cost regardless how many days someone participates, or if they take advantage of the provided lodging, food, or other resources offered. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHow to Register\u003c\/strong\u003e: \u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff8000;\"\u003eONE registration per order please\u003c\/span\u003e to capture individual participants information using the shopping cart button on this page. After registering, \u003cspan style=\"color: #ff8000;\"\u003eplease complete the participant pre-event questionnaire and select the \"bat gat\" option:\u003c\/span\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\"\u003ehttps:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003ePlease register by ordering online; i\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ef sold out, \u003ca href=\"mailto:%20sales@batmanagement.com\"\u003eemail \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"mailto:%20sales@batmanagement.com\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003esales\u003c\/span\u003e@batmanagement.com\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e to be placed on a waiting list should slots become available. Participants will receive additional registration form for skills, meals, and additional how to prepare info. Feel free to \u003ca href=\"mailto:%20sales@batmanagement.com\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"mailto:%20sales@batmanagement.com\"\u003e\u003cu data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003econtact us\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e any time if you have additional specific questions about the workshop or how to prepare.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eAll participants are expected to have personal insurance coverage. 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charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e11th National Bat Gating Workshop\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"page\" title=\"Page 1\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSponsored by:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation \u0026amp; Natural Resources, Kennedy Above\/Under Ground, LLC, and Bat Conservation and Management, Inc.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003eA limited number of \u003c\/i\u003e\u003ci\u003eregistrations\u003c\/i\u003e\u003ci style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e are available for \u003c\/i\u003e\u003ci\u003esponsoring\u003c\/i\u003e\u003ci style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e organizations; current PA Game Commission and PA DCNR employees. $675.00 for all others early bird registration until July 15.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSince 1997 a series of \u003cstrong\u003eNational Cave Gating Workshops\u003c\/strong\u003e have been organized, sponsored, and taught by a loose consortium of some of the best cave and mine gaters in the United States, with a cumulative total of \u003cstrong\u003eover 100 years gating experience\u003c\/strong\u003e and over 1,000 successful gates built.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWorkshop days are spent in the field,\u003c\/strong\u003e getting hands-on experience with site management, materials handling, personnel safety, gate design, placement, construction techniques, and site restoration. \u003cstrong\u003eEvenings after provided dinner are spent in an informal lecture series\u003c\/strong\u003e covering bat gate evolution, gating do’s and don’ts, cave microclimate, bat cave and 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We discuss closure options \u003cem\u003eother\u003c\/em\u003e than gates, and when they should and should not be used. The criteria for gating or not gating certain caves or mines will be thoroughly examined and a decision tree presented, as well as the technical details of design, construction, funding and logistics. \u003cstrong style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eExcellent handouts\u003c\/strong\u003e and certificates of completion will be provided to all participants.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClass size will be limited, but participation is open to any interested persons. The workshop is especially \u003cstrong style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003evaluable for agency resource managers, conservationists, cavers, consultants, and gating contractors\u003c\/strong\u003e. All participants should be aware that they will be expected to do hard manual labor, and should come prepared to lift and carry heavy objects, and work in dark, cramped, and sometimes wet conditions. Helmets, headlamps, leather work gloves, and work boots are mandatory.\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eOld work clothes and a small pack with snacks, etc. are recommended at the field site. Field lunches and beverages will be provided on site. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from our lodging\/lecture space in Wilkes-Barre and to the gating site. Because we will be possibly visiting bat hibernacula that is WNS positive, follow all USFWS recommended decontamination procedures (wash clothes or seal in plastic for later wash) before returning to a WNS-negative area for bat work. (WNS info is at the White Nose Syndrome website at https:\/\/www.whitenosesyndrome.org\/static-page\/decontamination-information.) 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Overnight lodging is provided at the Kirby House (a restored historic mansion), usually 2-3 people per room, with two rooms sharing one bathroom. On-your-own lodging is available from numerous nearby hotels. The field site is located just west of Glen Lyon, PA. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCourse objectives:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e Participants will learn how to assess bat hibernacula, identify important sites, and how to enhance sites to be more suitable for bats. Participants will understand the pros and cons of various cave and mine closure options, concentrating on bat-friendly closures (gating). 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Registration fee is not refundable after August 1, 2024. \u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe registration fee for all our workshops is one cost regardless how many days someone participates, or if they take advantage of the provided lodging, food, or other resources offered. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHow to Register\u003c\/strong\u003e: \u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff8000;\"\u003eONE registration per order please\u003c\/span\u003e to capture individual participants information using the shopping cart button on this page. After registering, \u003cspan style=\"color: #ff8000;\"\u003eplease complete the participant pre-event questionnaire and select the \"bat gat\" option:\u003c\/span\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\"\u003ehttps:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003ePlease register by ordering online; i\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ef sold out, \u003ca href=\"mailto:%20sales@batmanagement.com\"\u003eemail \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"mailto:%20sales@batmanagement.com\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003esales\u003c\/span\u003e@batmanagement.com\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e to be placed on a waiting list should slots become available. Participants will receive additional registration form for skills, meals, and additional how to prepare info. Feel free to \u003ca href=\"mailto:%20sales@batmanagement.com\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"mailto:%20sales@batmanagement.com\"\u003e\u003cu data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003econtact us\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e any time if you have additional specific questions about the workshop or how to prepare.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem\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"}

National Bat Gating Workshop (PA) Sept 30- Oct 4, 2024

Product Description
$675.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

 

11th National Bat Gating Workshop

Sponsored by: Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Kennedy Above/Under Ground, LLC, and Bat Conservation and Management, Inc.

A limited number of registrations are available for sponsoring organizations; current PA Game Commission and PA DCNR employees. $675.00 for all others early bird registration until July 15.

Since 1997 a series of National Cave Gating Workshops have been organized, sponsored, and taught by a loose consortium of some of the best cave and mine gaters in the United States, with a cumulative total of over 100 years gating experience and over 1,000 successful gates built.

Workshop days are spent in the field, getting hands-on experience with site management, materials handling, personnel safety, gate design, placement, construction techniques, and site restoration. Evenings after provided dinner are spent in an informal lecture series covering bat gate evolution, gating do’s and don’ts, cave microclimate, bat cave and mine assessment techniques, project management, and similar topics. We discuss closure options other than gates, and when they should and should not be used. The criteria for gating or not gating certain caves or mines will be thoroughly examined and a decision tree presented, as well as the technical details of design, construction, funding and logistics. Excellent handouts and certificates of completion will be provided to all participants.

Class size will be limited, but participation is open to any interested persons. The workshop is especially valuable for agency resource managers, conservationists, cavers, consultants, and gating contractors. All participants should be aware that they will be expected to do hard manual labor, and should come prepared to lift and carry heavy objects, and work in dark, cramped, and sometimes wet conditions. Helmets, headlamps, leather work gloves, and work boots are mandatory.  Old work clothes and a small pack with snacks, etc. are recommended at the field site. Field lunches and beverages will be provided on site. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from our lodging/lecture space in Wilkes-Barre and to the gating site. Because we will be possibly visiting bat hibernacula that is WNS positive, follow all USFWS recommended decontamination procedures (wash clothes or seal in plastic for later wash) before returning to a WNS-negative area for bat work. (WNS info is at the White Nose Syndrome website at https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/static-page/decontamination-information.) White Nose Syndrome is a devastating disease that has already killed millions of bats, making our protection efforts at these hibernacula even more important.

Date and Time: Monday September 30-Friday October 4, 2024: 5 full days and evenings (lectures on day 1, gate construction fieldwork and field trips during the subsequent days. Additional special lecture after dessert each evening). The first presentation is 1 PM Monday September 30.

Location: Lectures and meals are provided at the Kirby & Kirby Episcopal House, 381 Sunset Rd, Mountain Top, PA 18707. Overnight lodging is provided at the Kirby House (a restored historic mansion), usually 2-3 people per room, with two rooms sharing one bathroom. On-your-own lodging is available from numerous nearby hotels. The field site is located just west of Glen Lyon, PA. 

Course objectives: Participants will learn how to assess bat hibernacula, identify important sites, and how to enhance sites to be more suitable for bats. Participants will understand the pros and cons of various cave and mine closure options, concentrating on bat-friendly closures (gating). They will understand the closure process from initial assessment and prioritization to design, logistical planning, construction, and follow-up maintenance and monitoring. You will gain hands-on experience in constructing a bat-friendly gate.

Topics Covered:

Cave and Mine Assessment for Bats
Historical setting of Project Site
The importance of Project Area to bats
Mine & Cave gating history, successes and failures
Microclimate monitoring and restoration
Bat Cave Assessment

Gating details

  • Equipment and personnel

  • Site safety: note you may be exposed to heights, cliff faces, unexpected open shafts, falling/collapsing rock, ladders, airborne metal shards, sharp edges, bee stings, welding glare & smoke.

  • Closure design and placement

  • Materials and anchoring options

  • Removable bars and swinging doors

  • Signage and surveillance

Meals: Breakfast (4), sack lunch (3), and dinners (4) are provided. Beverages are available at the Project Site. We suggest bringing your own snacks and beverages if desired. 

Event Instructors: Jim Kennedy, Kennedy Above/Under Ground; John Chenger, Bat Conservation and Management. Additional Instructors: Greg Turner & Mike Scafini, PA Game Commission.

Costs: Limited number of slots are available for current PA Game Commission and PA DCNR employees. $675.00 for all others early bird registration until July 15.. Registration fee is not refundable after August 1, 2024. The registration fee for all our workshops is one cost regardless how many days someone participates, or if they take advantage of the provided lodging, food, or other resources offered.  

How to Register: ONE registration per order please to capture individual participants information using the shopping cart button on this page. After registering, please complete the participant pre-event questionnaire and select the "bat gat" option: https://batmanagement.com/pages/registration Please register by ordering online; if sold out, email sales@batmanagement.com to be placed on a waiting list should slots become available. Participants will receive additional registration form for skills, meals, and additional how to prepare info. Feel free to contact us any time if you have additional specific questions about the workshop or how to prepare.

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. 


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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.

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