Range-wide Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat In-lieu Fee Program Instrument

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Range-wide Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat In-lieu Fee Program Instrument

This Amended and Restated In-Lieu Fee Program Instrument (“Instrument”) for the Range-Wide Indiana Bat and Northern Long-Eared Bat In-Lieu Fee Program (“ILF Program” or “Program”) is established by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) in agreement with the Program Sponsor, The Conservation Fund (individually a “Party” and collectively, the “Parties”), regarding the establishment, use, operation, and maintenance of the Program. The original In-Lieu Fee Program Instrument (“Original Instrument”) was effective on July 25, 2017.

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The Ecological Services Program works to restore and protect healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and plants and the environments upon which they depend. Using the best available science, we work with federal, state, Tribal, local, and non-profit stakeholders, as well as private land owners, to...
We provide national leadership in the recovery and conservation of our nation's imperiled plant and animal species, working with experts in the scientific community to identify species on the verge of extinction and to build the road to recovery to bring them back. We work with a range of public...
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The Indiana bat is a medium-sized Myotis, closely resembling the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) but differing in coloration. Its fur is a dull grayish chestnut rather than bronze, with the basal portion of the hairs on the back a dull-lead color. This bat's underparts are pinkish to...

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