As wind power expands, so do threats to bat population
Wind companies are expanding out of the farm country of the gorge and into wildlife rich habitats like Oregon's Blue Mountains. ...This is an industry that is killing wildlife and it's killing bats. And the whole issue is, are you going to produce enough energy to overcome the amount of wildlife that you're going to kill?
November 29, 2010
by Ed Jahn
in Oregon Public Broadcasting
ED JAHN, Oregon Public Broadcasting: Not a lot is known about bats in Oregon, but there's a big push to find out more. And net capturing is one way to do it.
CRIS HEIN, ABR Incorporated: So we had a bat in the net. It's a big brown bat. And these guys are usually pretty feisty. Look at that.
JINA SAGAR: Look at that face.
ED JAHN: Chris Hein and his colleague, Jina Sagar, will note what they've caught, take measurements and then set this bat free.
But this research is on the being done for government or university study. Cris works for... [continue via Web link]