Midwest Region
Conserving the Nature of America

Proposal to List Northern Long-eared Bat as Endangered

Northern long-eared bat with visible symptoms of White-nose Syndrome. LaSalle County, Illinois. January 2013. Photo courtesy of Steve Taylor/University of Illinois.

Northern long-eared bat with visible symptoms of White-nose Syndrome. LaSalle County, Illinois. January 2013. Photo courtesy of Steve Taylor/University of Illinois.

More information

For more information on the northern long-eared bat and the Service’s proposal, visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/mammals/nlba/

Public calls

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service held three public information webcasts in August to provide information and answer questions about our proposal to list the northern long-eared bat as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

Calls dates and times were:

  • Tuesday, August 19, at 1 p.m. Eastern
  • Wednesday, August 20, at 4 p.m. Eastern
  • Thursday, August 21, at 7 p.m. Eastern

The 1-hour information sessions included a presentation and facilitated question-and-answer session.

Presentation materials

Comment period

The comment period ended on August 29, 2014. The Service will post all information received on http://www.regulations.gov.

Questions? Contact us

This map shows the northern long-eared bat range overlain with forested areas. Because northern long-eared bats require trees for roosting during summer, the forested areas within the range indicate where this bat may occur during times when it is not hibernating (spring through fall).

This map shows the northern long-eared bat range overlain with forested areas. Because northern long-eared bats require trees for roosting during summer, the forested areas within the range indicate where this bat may occur during times when it is not hibernating (spring through fall). View full size map.

Inquiries about local or regional issues may be directed to:

Midwest (IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI)
Georgia Parham
812-334-4261 x 1203
Georgia_Parham@fws.gov

Northeast (CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV, and District of  Columbia)
Meagan Racey
413-253-8558
Meagan_Racey@fws.gov

Southeast (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN)
Jennifer Strickland
404-679-7299
Jennifer_Strickland@fws.gov

Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
Lesli Gray
972-569-8588
Lesli_Gray@fws.gov

Mountain-Prairie (CO, KS, MT, NE, ND, SD, UT, WY)
Leith Edgar
303-236-4588
Leith_Edgar@fws.gov

White-nose Syndrome
Catherine Hibbard
413-253-8569
Catherine_Hibbard@fws.gov

Last updated: September 2, 2014