The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains and provides for public use an extensive bat literature database. While originally focused on the federally endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), wind-energy impacts and white-nose syndrome, the database also contains a growing number of papers on other North American bat species of conservation concern and a wide range of bat conservation topics. Click here for access to the USFWS' bat literature database.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Federal Highway Administration have standardized their approach to assessing impacts to Indiana bats and northern long-eared bats from highway construction and expansion projects. Click here for access to the Section 7 Consultation and Conservation Strategy.


People searching a plot around a wind turbine with wind turbines in the background.
This collection contains post-construction monitoring reports from wind energy facilities in Indiana with an Incidental Take Permit.
Butterfly rests on tall flowering plant.
This library collection includes general information regarding interagency consultations under the Endangered Species Act, as well as national guidance and policies.
Mojave desert tortoise
This library collection includes information about habitat conservation plans, as well as national guidance and policy documents.
California tiger salamander on grass
This library collection includes information on mitigation and conservation banking, as well as templates, checklists, and guidance to support the development of banks.