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November 2014

Chairman’s Corner: What to do about Bats and Silviculture?

2017-05-16T20:23:03-05:00November 11th, 2014|Chairman's Corner, General News|

(photo courtesy Don Donnelly) (by Don Donnelly, chair) With the pending federal listing of the Northern Long-Eared Bat (NLEB) as either threatened or endangered, foresters across the state will soon be facing many of the same questions about regulatory issues that those of us working near Indiana Bat hibernacula have faced for some time now. From recent discussions that I’ve had, it’s clear that many uncertainties exist as what forestry activities are considered a “take” under the “significant habitat alteration” provision of the [...]

Bat Surveyor Requirements in New Jersey

2017-05-16T20:23:03-05:00November 11th, 2014|General News|

Northern long-eared bat (photo courtesy USDA Forest Service) (by Jeremy Caggiano, chair of the Science & Technology committee) The impact Indiana bat has had on forest land management is significant. In light of the possibility that Northern Long-eared Bat (NLEB) may be listed to the Endangered Species Act, there is an increased interest among foresters and other conservation professionals in becoming qualified to conduct winter and summer bat surveys. Having the ability to independently and properly conduct a bat survey could enable treatment [...]

October 2014

Recent Webinar Held Regarding Proposed Endangered Bat

2017-05-16T20:23:05-05:00October 21st, 2014|General News|

By Jeremy Caggiano, Science & Technology Chairman (Photo:  Exfoliating bark of shagbark hickories offer habitat to bats. Photo by Charlie Newlon CF) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently held three public information webcasts which provided additional information regarding their application to list Northern Long-Eared Bat (NLEB) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). USFWS originally proposed to list NLEB in autumn of 2013 at which time they offered a 90 day public comment period. The period was later extended six months. With the [...]