The mission of the NCBWG is to promote the conservation of bats and their habitats in North Carolina through education and collaborative study, including the dissemination of information on research and policies.
Who We Are
The North Carolina Bat Working Group was formed in 2007. Our 1st meeting was held on Nov. 8 2007 and was hosted by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission in Raleigh, NC. Thirty-six people attended the meeting, including representatives from 6 universities, 3 federal agencies, 5 state agencies, 3 private companies, and 1 nonprofit organization.
At this meeting, it was decided that the working group should have an organization structure similar to NC PARC and 3 primary committees were established:
- Education and Outreach
- Research, Inventory, Monitoring, and Management
- Policy and Regulation.
Each year since, the North Carolina Bat Working Group has had successful annual meetings with numerous attendees interested in bat research and education from around the state.
If you are interested in being added to the NCBWG email list, contact Mary Frazer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Announcements & Information
Did you know the last week of October is bat week? If you’d like to learn about the importance of bats as pollinators and other amazing bat facts, check out this recording of bat experts from 2020. The recording is appropriate for school-aged kids and classrooms, and is about an hour long.
Questions about bat houses or if you found a sick or injured bat, click here.
Bats and COVID-19: Currently, activities requiring direct contact with bats are temporarily suspended. See our Resources page for more information on bats, coronoviruses, and restrictions on activities.
Co-chairs: Mary Frazer & Olivia Munzer Schaetz
Secretary: Katherine Cunningham
Treasurer: Janice Patten
Committee Chairs: Katherine Caldwell Etchison & Sue Cameron