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Webinar: Bat Responses to Management in Hardwood Forests

  • May 25, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The University of Illinois Extension Forestry team presents a series on nine webinars for woodland owners this spring.  The series is free and open to the public and will explore how landowners can manage manage their trees for better return on investment, improve habitat for wildlife species, learn more about the native ecosytems and restoration potential, and mitigate forest threats such as forest pests, invasive plants, and storm damage. 

This talk will describe the roosting and foraging ecology of bats that use hardwood forests during the summer months, with a focus on four sensitive species that are declining from white-nose syndrome. We will review data from applied studies that have asked questions about the responses of these species to silvicultural practices in hardwood forests and will identify knowledge gaps and potential areas for future research.  Joy O'Keefe will present.

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