The Okanagan Community Bat Program is a new initiative to support bat conservation in the region by providing information about bats and getting the public’s assistance with locating and monitoring bat populations. A new web site and toll free phone number 1-855-9BC-BATS has been set up to allow residents to contact the program to get information on attracting bats, ask about health and safety concerns, and learn about options for dealing with bats in buildings. Margaret Holm is the Okanagan Program Coordinator for 2014 and can be reached at The Community Bat Program has been established in nine regions of the province through the assistance of the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and BC Conservation Foundation.