Kari Kirschbaum has been a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service since 2006. She became active in bat management as a biologist on the Wayne National Forest in Ohio, where she monitored summer and winter bat populations, and designed land management projects to improve Indiana bat habitat. Since moving to the Superior National Forest in 2010, Kari has worked to build a bat monitoring program on the forest, including implementing a telemetry study to characterize roosts of northern long-eared and little brown bats in the sub-boreal forests of northern Minnesota. Kari serves as the Great Lakes representative on the Forest Service Eastern Region Bat Team, which is developing a comprehensive bat conservation strategy for National Forests in the eastern U.S. Kari has a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a M.S. in Ecology and Natural Resource Management from the University of Michigan.
Superior National Forest
1393 Hwy. 169
Ely, MN 55731
Email: kbkirschbaum at fs.fed.us
Office: (218) 365-2091