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Bats Help Grow the Agricultural Economy

October 24, 2017

The U.S. Geological Survey invites you to join us for a congressional briefing during Bat Week (Oct. 24 – 31). Come hear from farmers, scientists, and land managers working on the front lines about the risks bats face as well as the many ways that bats help to naturally grow the agricultural economy.

Screenshot of Congressional Briefing Series invitation
Screenshot from the Congressional Briefing Series invitation on "Bats Help Grow the Agricultural Economy".(Public domain.)


  • Moderator: Colleen Madrid, Deputy Director of Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air & Rare Plants at the U.S. Forest Service
  • Paul Cryan, Research Biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey Jeremy Coleman, National White Nose Syndrome Coordinator at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Greg Turner, Wildlife biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission John Byrd, King’s Crossing Organic Pecan Farm
  • Rob Miles, Executive Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation