Acoustic Monitoring and Cave Monitoring for Bats
PI: Chuck Bitting
Buffalo National River used the white-nose syndrome (WNS) funds to help protect the bat species using the park. This was done through education, research, monitoring, and data analysis. The research and monitoring was a joint effort of the National Park Service, Cave Research Foundation, and Arkansas State University, with assistance from the Geological Society of America. This work will help conserve the 8 species of cave bats that use the nearly 450 caves and 100 mines on the national river as roosting habitat, as well as tree-roosting species that live along the river.