Managing Vermont's Forest with Endangered Species: Implications of the Northern Long-Eared Bat

The northern long-eared bat is one of the species of bats most impacted by the disease white-nose syndrome. Due to declines caused by white-nose syndrome as well as continued spread of the disease, the northern long-eared bat received protection as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. This webinar will provide information on the state and federal status of the northern long-eared bat and implications for forest management activities in Vermont. Scott will discuss the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's interim 4 d rule and offer guidance on how foresters may manage forestland to reduce the likelihood of impacting this species.

Presenter: Scott Darling , Wildlife Management Program Manager, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department