Every Week is Bat Week for Olsson’s Biologists

Buck Ray, Natural Resources and Planning

October 31, 2018

It’s National Bat Week, a time to promote conservation information for wild bats and their protected habitats. 

Olsson has more than 10 in-house staff biologists in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. They are all qualified to perform habitat assessments and acoustic monitoring surveys for Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recommended guidance. Additionally, Olsson’s bat biologists have experience in completing mist netting surveys, as necessary, for state- and federally listed bat species.

For the eight bat species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as threatened or endangered in the continental U.S., Olsson’s bat biologists have experience coordinating with USFWS throughout all phases of wind energy development for those in the Great Plains and Midwest.

Olsson has completed environmental services in 38 states for a variety of bat surveys, including the Florida Bonneted bat, Gray bat, Mexican long-nosed bat, the Ozark big-eared bat, and many more.

 

(Photo. Indiana Bat.) 

(Photo. Northern Long-Eared Bat.)

 

For more information about the bat surveys, contact Olsson.

Regional Contacts

Kansas            Aaron Ball                   aball@olsson.com                  913.381.1170

Nebraska        Paige Anderson          panderson@olsson.com         402.458.5039

Oklahoma       Buck Ray                    bray@olsson.com                   405.242.6606

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