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Northern Long-Eared Bat As Possible Endangered Species

posted Jan 21, 2015, 2:26 PM by Jon Anderson
Attached is a letter from the MN DNR to the US FWS concerning the potential designation of the Northern Long-Eared Bat as a federally threatened or endangered species. It contains some interesting information about the biology of the bat and what trees they are using in Minnesota for their summer roost sites. Federal designation of this bat species could have impacts upon forest management and summer logging in NE Minnesota. This issue, especially as it relates to the need for providing summer roost trees in our forests, is being followed closely by the Minnesota Ikes.