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Forest management and bats

Informally Refereed
Authors: Daniel A. R. Taylor, Roger W. Perry, Darren A. Miller, W. Mark Ford
Year: 2020
Type: Miscellaneous
Station: Southern Research Station
Source: Hadley, MA: White-nose Syndrome Response Team


Because more than half of the forest land in the United States is privately owned, forest landowners play an important role in the stewardship of our wildlife resources. This publication will introduce you to a group of wildlife that is particularly important to forest ecosystems, but also one of the most misunderstood: bats. We will demonstrate how active forest management can improve forest health and productivity while maintaining and enhancing habitat for these fascinating and beneficial mammals.


bats, Chiroptera, forest management, stewardship


Taylor, Daniel A. R.; Perry, Roger W.; Miller, Darren A.; Ford, W. Mark. 2020. Forest management and bats. Hadley, MA: White-nose Syndrome Response Team. 23 p.