Tag: Long-Eared Bat

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.

Northern Long-eared Bat Listed as Threatened

Today, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced a long awaited decision in which they listed the northern long-eared bat as “threatened.”  They did so with an interim 4(d) rule under the Endangered Species Act.  This announcement comes after the USFWS downgraded their proposed listing from “endangered” to “threatened” in January (see http://www.smithmanage.com/wp/2015/01/26/usfws-alters-course-on-bat-listing/).    While the difference […]

USFWS Alters Course on Bat Listing

This month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed to downgrade the listing of the Northern Long-Eared Bat from “endangered” to “threatened with a 4(d) rule.”  This change in listing is likely due to comments from state forester associations and regional fish and wildlife agencies made in November of 2014 (click here for more […]