By Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter
Bats and rats are just part of the job for Ashley Long. So are deer, feral hogs and different species of birds. Long, a new faculty member in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, serves as the AgCenter state wildlife extension specialist and has an extensive research program. A native of Wisconsin and Illinois, Long was turned on to wildlife conservation during her undergraduate years at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin.