Over the past 10 years, we have dramatically expanded our baseline knowledge of western bat species -- critical information for effectively preparing western Canada for the arrival of a deadly fungal disease, white-nose syndrome (WNS). Our program is the first to field test a prophylaxis that we hope will reduce the severity of this disease. We have trained and inspired biologists and citizens across North America to conduct bat conservation to extend our reach and impact. We have documented new species in B.C. and Alberta; identified new areas where bat species are found; discovered and described winter and summer habitats and ecology for many species; and measured physiological metrics for bats in winter (the season when WNS kills bats).