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Susan Holroyd

WCS Canada Bat Program Manager

Western Bats

Susan Holroyd serves as Conservation and Outreach Coordinator for the Alberta Community Bat Program at WCS.

Susan Holroyd completed her M.Sc on the behavioural ecology of bats at the University of Calgary. She has worked as a biologist with a large environmental consulting firm in oil and gas in Alberta, as well as working as a provincial regional wildlife biologist in British Columbia with a focus on forestry and forest-dependent wildlife.

Independent consulting targeting bat conservation shared duties with parenting three daughters for many years. With the fledging of offspring, she jumped onboard WCSC's Alberta Community Bat Program at its outset in 2016. She has been active supporting grant proposal development, managing social media, conducting outreach, and supporting monitoring and research on bats.

Resources


Stories and op-eds

At-risk bats in race against speedway for existence
2024-05-21

At-risk bats in race against speedway for existence

The Rosebud River valley is a sensitive riparian habitat for bats that will be affected by a proposed motorsport track.
Susan Holroyd, Cory Olson

Press releases

Bats need homes, but they need the right homes
2023-11-28

Bats need homes, but they need the right homes

Comprehensive guide to deploying bat houses released

, S. Holroyd
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Areas of expertise
Bats