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1 E X P E R I E N C E Y O U R A M E R I C A U. S. National Park Service Bat Conservation International Bat Conservation International Management of Bats in Buildings

2 Organizers and Panel Members Sheila Colwell, NPS NERO Sheila Colwell, NPS NERO Tim Pinion, NPS SERO Tim Pinion, NPS SERO Jordan Spaak, NPS Wildlife Health Branch Jordan Spaak, NPS Wildlife Health Branch Bruce Badzik, NPS Integrated Pest Management Program, Golden Gate National Rec. Area Bruce Badzik, NPS Integrated Pest Management Program, Golden Gate National Rec. Area Kevin Castle, NPS Wildlife Health Branch Kevin Castle, NPS Wildlife Health Branch Kurt Kesteloot, NPS Office of Public Health Kurt Kesteloot, NPS Office of Public Health Jeremy Moss, NPS Chief of Resources, TUMA Jeremy Moss, NPS Chief of Resources, TUMA Dianne Odegard, BCI Dianne Odegard, BCI Mike Quinn, NPS Office of Risk Management Mike Quinn, NPS Office of Risk Management E X P E R I E N C E Y O U R A M E R I C A

3 Introduction to the webinar and the issue Introduction to the webinar and the issue Why care if bats are in buildings? Why care if bats are in buildings? How to decide whether to take action (e.g. exclusion) How to decide whether to take action (e.g. exclusion) Broad considerations/available options Broad considerations/available options Exclusion considerations (Dianne, BCI) Exclusion considerations (Dianne, BCI) Exclusion considerations (Jeremy, NPS) Exclusion considerations (Jeremy, NPS) Webinar Objectives

4 E X P E R I E N C E Y O U R A M E R I C A Increased reports of bats in/around NPS buildings servicewide Increased reports of bats in/around NPS buildings servicewide Actual increase? Actual increase? Increased awareness? Increased awareness? Outline a decision making process Outline a decision making process Decision “tree”, risk analysis Decision “tree”, risk analysis Options Options Think about bats during planning (NEPA) Think about bats during planning (NEPA) Why This Webinar?

5 E X P E R I E N C E Y O U R A M E R I C A ? Bats are present?? Bats are present?? Building type? Building type? Modern, historic, archeological, etc. Modern, historic, archeological, etc. Building use? Building use? Office, lodging, attraction, storage, etc. Office, lodging, attraction, storage, etc. Species present? Species present? Numbers, sex Numbers, sex Seasonality? Seasonality? Need to continue use? Need to continue use? Can bats be tolerated? Can bats be tolerated? Public health risk? Public health risk? Decision Process

6 One Health Considerations What is one health? What is one health? Wildlife Health Wildlife Health Limit impacts to populations (in light of other considerations, e.g. human use, WNS, T&E) Limit impacts to populations (in light of other considerations, e.g. human use, WNS, T&E) Public Health (NPS and visitors) Public Health (NPS and visitors) Bats as a “nuisance” Bats as a “nuisance” Health risks Health risks Rabies Rabies Other infectious diseases, ectoparasites Other infectious diseases, ectoparasites Guano Guano E X P E R I E N C E Y O U R A M E R I C A

7 Safe Handling Job Hazard Analysis Job Hazard Analysis Exclusion Exclusion Handling bats, guano Handling bats, guano Personal Protection Personal Protection Vaccination Vaccination Equipment Equipment Disposition of bats if… Disposition of bats if… Human exposure Human exposure No human exposure No human exposure E X P E R I E N C E Y O U R A M E R I C A

8 Wildlife Health www1.nrintra.nps.gov/BRMD/WNS/index.cfm Public Health inside.nps.gov/waso/waso.cfm?prg=44&lv=2 Risk Management inside.nps.gov/waso/waso.cfm?prg=46&lv=2 IPM IPM IPM www1.nrintra.nps.gov/brmd/ipm/index.cfm www1.nrintra.nps.gov/brmd/ipm/index.cfm www1.nrintra.nps.gov/brmd/ipm/index.cfm BCI BCI BCI Guano cleaning (CDC)

9 E X P E R I E N C E Y O U R A M E R I C A Bruce Badzik, NPS Integrated Pest Management Program Bruce Badzik, NPS Integrated Pest Management Program Kevin Castle, NPS Wildlife Health Branch Kevin Castle, NPS Wildlife Health Branch Kurt Kesteloot, NPS Office of Public Health Kurt Kesteloot, NPS Office of Public Health Jeremy Moss, NPS Chief of Resources, TUMA Jeremy Moss, NPS Chief of Resources, TUMA Dianne Odegard, BCI Dianne Odegard, BCI Mike Quinn, NPS Office of Risk Management Mike Quinn, NPS Office of Risk Management

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