Tag: Indiana Bat


USFWS Kentucky Office Mitigation Policy Change

The US Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) Kentucky Field Office recently began notifying project proponents that the Imperiled Bat Conservation Fund (IBCF) is no longer an option to mitigate tree clearing on projects with a federal permitting requirement.  The IBCF is a mitigation option available through the USFWS Kentucky Field Office’s Revised Conservation Strategy for […]


Site Development and Endangered Species – You Have Options in Kentucky!

If you haven’t been through the permitting process on a site development project in a while, chances are you aren’t aware of the growing importance of threatened or endangered bat species on project timelines. For those of us working with telecommunications or mining industries, this has been on our radar for a long time and […]


Bat Conservation Strategy & Conservation MOA Update

SMG attended Bat Conservation Strategy & Conservation MOA training hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Kentucky Field Office last week.  Topics included the threatened species listing and interim rule for the Northern Long-eared Bat which went into effect May 4th, 2015.  Earlier this week, we briefly described the interim rule.  Additionally, training […]


New USFWS Listed Bat Species Impact

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Due to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) threatened species listing and interim rule for the Northern Long-eared Bat, most projects in Kentucky that include clearing of trees will now have to consider protection of it and the Federally endangered Indiana Bat.