Summary of Threatened and Endangered Bat-Related Restrictions on Military Training, Testing, and Land Management
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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The Indiana bat, gray bat, lesser long-nosed bat, and Hawaiian hoary bat are all protected as endangered species throughout their ranges within the United States. One or more of these species has been documented to occur on at least 19 installations where the Army trains. This report evaluates the potential for these four endangered bat species to impact military training activities, based on species conservation requirements, training requirements, and documented restrictions put in place by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This report includes basic information about each species life conservation, and a brief risk analysis of the potential for development of new data leading to additional future restrictions. Based on the risk analysis, this report recommends research priorities for the Army that would improve the scientific basis for evaluating the risk of military training to these species, and thus, the risk of species conservation impacting Army preparedness.
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