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.
For more information on the northern long-eared bat and the Service’s proposal, visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/mammals/nlba/
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.
- Watch the video of the recorded presentation:
- Download the presentation (1.7 MB PDF)
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). View full size map.
Inquiries about local or regional issues may be directed to:
Midwest (IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI)
812-334-4261 x 1203
Northeast (CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV, and District of Columbia)
Southeast (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN)
Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
Mountain-Prairie (CO, KS, MT, NE, ND, SD, UT, WY)