Life History: Indiana bats mate in the fall and begin entering hibernation in October.
Seasonal restriction on tree cutting: Only cut trees when Indiana bats are hibernating or concentrated near their hibernacula. For project areas affecting Indiana bat swarming habitat (near hibernacula), only cut trees between November 15 and March For project areas affecting Indiana bat summer habitat, only cut trees between October 15 and March. If you missed the winter tree clearing season of October 1 through March 31 and waiting six months for the next tree clearing window is not an option, a summer bat survey may be the solution.
If your site meets various requirements, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) may grant you permission to conduct a summer survey for Indiana and northern. Tree clearing should only occur from November 15 to March 31 on proposed project areas that: (a) Contain caves, underground mine workings, rock shelters, bridges, tunnels, dams, and other indiana bat seasonal tree clearing dates openings where Indiana bats have been recorded; or (b) Are within a 10 mile radius of a P1 or P2 hibernaculum; or.
miles of water. Indiana bats forage for flying insects (particularly moths) in and around the tree canopy of floodplain, riparian, and upland forests.
It is certain that the summer range of this species extends well beyond these counties since the animals disperse to breeding areas and other habitats to feed and raise their young.
This use of trees by maternity colonies (summer habitat) requires any tree clearing/cutting activity to be done in a File Size: KB. Tree Cutting Practices that take place from November 1st – April 14th OR, Projects with a tree cutting footprint of less than 1 acre cumulative in non-forested landscapes (clearing fence lines, removing trees around agricultural lands without.
Yes. This requires a no tree removal zone, September 15 to October 31 and March 15 to April 30 and management (restricted tree removal based on Forest Stand Improvement or Harvest Plan with bat consideration approved by the Area Biologist) of Indiana bat habitat within a 4-mile radius beyond the 1-mile no tree removal zone (see #1).
Section Tree Clearing Restrictions – Clarified the language in Figure 2., Seasonal Tree Clearing Relative to Known and Potential Indiana Bat Habitat Areas, regarding the role that distances and telemetry data play in the selection of tree clearing dates. Now the section.