Monthly Meeting: March 8, 2018, Arkansas Bats

Blake Sasse, AGFC Nongame Mammal Program Leader


White-nose Syndrome, a fatal fungal disease that is causing massive bat mortality across the eastern US, has been confirmed in Arkansas. Blake Sasse will discuss the ecology and management of bats in the state and the impact that White-nose Syndrome has had on bat populations.  

Blake has been the Nongame Mammal Program Leader for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission since the position’s inception in 2000. He received his B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Missouri in 1991 and his M.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of New Hampshire in 1995. He worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a wildlife area manager from 1996-1999. Blake focuses his work on the management of endangered bats, but also works with other nongame mammals and furbearing mammals.