Tag: northern long eared bat


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 […]


The Northern Long-eared Bat 4(d) Rule – What Does it Mean?

While Northern Long-eared Bat listing went into effect earlier this month, the real question people are asking is “what does the 4(d) rule mean for me?”  As part of the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is authorized under Section 4(d) to issue regulations to conserve threatened species.  In the case of […]


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 Comment Period Re-Opened

On the heels of significant comments by two regional fish and wildlife agency associations and two state forester associations, the US Fish and Wildlife Agency (USFWS) has re-opened the comment period for the listing of the Northern Long-Eared Bat as an endangered species.  These four state associations rejected the call to list the species as […]