Prairie habitat management.
Seasonal restriction on tree cutting: Only cut trees when Indiana bats are hibernating or concentrated near their hibernacula. For project areas affecting Indiana bat swarming habitat (near hibernacula), only cut trees between November 15 and March For project areas affecting Indiana bat summer habitat, only cut trees between October 15 and March.
tree clearing? Can trees be cleared during the winter (Nov 1 – March 31)? Will the project involve clearing less than 5 acres of forested habitat? A habitat assessment should be conducted.
See page 2 for further steps. A “No effect” determination is appropriate for the Indiana bat. If there are no other species on the IPaC report, consultation. May 24, Survey Guidelines March To find a day roost, a biologist triangulates the location of an Indiana bat fitted with a radio transmitter. Photo by Mike Coffey; USFWS.
History of Summer Survey Guidance Development.
Automated Acoustic Bat ID Software Programs. History of the Summer Survey Guidance Development. Activity avoids clearcuts (and similar harvest methods, e.g.
seed tree, shelterwood and coppice) within feet ( m) of known, occupied roost trees during the pup season (June 1–July 31). Additional information on the northern long-eared bat can be found by clicking HERE. Davey Resource Group's Treesources. If you missed the winter tree clearing season of October 1 through March 31 and waiting six months for the next tree clearing window is not an option, a summer bat survey may be the solution.
If your site meets various requirements, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) may grant you permission to conduct a summer.