Vona Kuczynska

Headshot photo of Vona Kuczynska in front of moss covered karst taken by USFWS.
Fish and Wildlife Biologist

101 Park Deville Drive Suite A
Columbia, MO 65203
United States

About Vona Kuczynska

As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, I complete section 7 Endangered Species Act consultations and work with federal agencies to assess and minimize impacts of proposed projects on threatened and endangered species. I also serve as the National Recovery Coordinator for cave and karst dependent Gray Bat and Grotto Sculpin. While I work with a variety of above and belowground wildlife, my primary interest lies in the field of bat ecology. I conduct a wide variety of bat surveys and research projects that promote bat conservation and help inform natural resource management decisions in Missouri. 


M.S. 2015. University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO. Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 

B.S. 2007. Rutgers University, New Brunswick N.J. Ecology and Natural Resources. 

Email Vona for ESA Interagency Consultation if actions are associated with the following:

  • USACE: St. Louis District, North of Missouri River
  • USFWS: Partners Program
Areas of expertise
Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation Process
Bat Ecology

From The Library

Range-wide Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat Survey Guidelines

The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) was originally listed as being in danger of extinction under the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966 (32 FR 4001, March 11, 1967), and is currently listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended. This survey...

Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat Survey Guidelines FAQ 2022

Frequently asked questions about the update to the Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat summer survey guidelines document in 2022.

Recovery Permit Bat Application Tips

Document outlining the qualifications and types of information to include with your 10(a)(1)(A) recovery permit application for work with bats.

Previous FAQ Versions Range-wide Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat Survey Guidelines

These are FAQs for previous versions of the Range-wide Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat Survey Guidelines.

Current guidelines are available at: https://www.fws.gov/media/range-wide-indiana-bat-and-northern-long-eared-bat-survey-guidelines

The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis...