About the California Bat Working Group


The California Bat Working Group (CBWG) is composed of individuals dedicated to bat research, education, management, and conservation. Our mission is to facilitate communication regarding bat ecology, distribution, and research techniques, and provide a forum to discuss conservation and management strategies, provide technical assistance, and encourage education.


CBWG has four elected co-chairs:

  • Bronwyn Hogan
  • Scott Osborn
  • Heather Johnson
  • Patricia Brown, PhD

Regional Coordination

CBWG is a chapter of the larger Western Bat Working Group which includes 15 states, 3 Canadian provinces and 2 Canadian territories.

Annual Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2019 - Yosemite, CA

2019 Meeting Minutes

2018 - Santa Rosa, CA

2018 Meeting Minutes

2017 - Reno, NV

2017 Meeting Minutes

2016 - Pomona, CA

2016 Meeting Minutes


2012 - Sacramento, CA

2012 Meeting Minutes


2005 - Sacramento, CA

2005 Meeting Minutes