Today, we feature Dan's Los Angeles Times op-ed on a deadly bat disease called white-nose syndrome. The disease is killing bats, seriously affecting the economy and the environment.
October 12, 2011
By Dan Ashe
It's October, which means that bats are once again having their annual star turn, popping up on classroom bulletin boards and store windows across America. But this year, actual living bats in North America aren't so abundant. They are being decimated by a deadly health epidemic.
|Dan Ashe (far left) as a young boy looking at a bird on a Florida beach. Courtesy of the Ashe family.|
Director Dan Ashe shares his thoughts from Madison...
In today’s update, I wanted to talk about two themes that resonated for me: the tremendous capacity of young people to carry America’s conservation legacy forward and the power of reaching out to those young people through new technologies.
There were amazing moments from yesterday’s conference.
Today, Director Dan Ashe provides more thoughts from the Conserving the Future Conference currently underway in Madison, Wisconsin.
Yesterday was an energizing, inspiring first day of the Conserving the Future conference for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Many themes have been emerging from the conference so far and I want to take today’s blog to talk about two that I thought were particularly notable and important.
The first is the use of science. The Service has a long, distinguished history of using the best available science in our decisions and our ability to have access to the best science is more important than ever.