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Joint House Subcommittee Hearing on WNS

On June 4, 2009, the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife (of the Committee on Natural Resources) held a joint oversight hearing: "White-Nose Syndrome: What's Killing Bats in the Northeast?"

Opening Statement:
Chairwoman Madeleine Bordallo

Opening Statement:
Chairman Raul Grijalva

Presenting testimony were:
[Click on the panel member’s name to read the full testimony that was presented to subcommittee members the day before the hearing.]

Panel 1 [At right, David Blehert. Moriarty, Holtrop]

Marvin Moriarty
Northeast Regional Director
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
United States Department of the Interior

Joel Holtrop
Deputy Chief
National Forest System
United States Department of Agriculture

Panel 2 [At right, Tuttle, Darling, Youngbaer, and Kunz]

Merlin D. Tuttle, Ph.D.
President and Founder
Bat Conservation International

Scott Darling
Wildlife Biologist
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Peter Youngbaer
White Nose Syndrome Liaison
National Speleological Society

Thomas Kunz, Ph.D.
Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology
Professor of Biology,Boston University

Watch the video of the full hearing.

You may also visit the Committee’s Web site to access the full hearing on video and in PDF documents.

See also Cheryl Jones' Picasa slide show of the event.

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