Bat biologists are in a race against time. A fungal disease called White Nose Syndrome is killing bats by the millions.
Regional biologists are scrambling to collect baseline data on bat habitat, species, and populations before the disease gets a foothold in the northwest. The Canadian government asked conservation groups this summer to help study bats in British Columbia's Flathead River Valley.
Filmmaker Leanne Allison produced a five minute video documenting the resulting “Bat BioBlitz."