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Bats, Birds and other Wildlife

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Bat brouchure


Role of bats in integrated pest management (PDF, 2 MB)
--a cooperatively researched, written and published brochure on benefits of bats for control of insects through a partnership of NRCS AWCC and Bat Conservation International. Role of Bats in Integrated Pest Management demonstrates the value of bats in insect control, and offers guidelines on bat habitat.


Bats and Mines (PDF, 535 KB)--a guide to surveying and evaluating abandoned mines for use by bats, with alternatives to mine closure. A continuing partnership between the Agricultural Wildlife Conservation Center and Bat Conservation International has produced a number of publications and other information on bat habitat needs as well as the value of bats in the ecosystem. The materials show why and how to include the needs of bats in conservation planning.

Water for Wildlife

Water for Wildlife - A Handbook for Ranchers and Range Managers.  (PDF, 1.46 MB)
--A user friendly guide that provides information on proven methods for increasing wildlife safety and accessibility at artificial watering features without diminishing their usefulness for livestock. Although aimed at Western livestock producers, the wildlife escape structures and techniques apply east of the Mississippi River also. This was a cooperative effort between the Agricultural Wildlife Conservation Center and Bat Conservation International.


Forest Management and Bats (Woodlot and forest land owner's bat habitat guide) (PDF, 1.7MB)
--a user-friendly guide and workshops for owners of woodlots and forestlands providing practical measures to conserve and enhance habitat for forest-dwelling bats. This is a cooperative effort between AWCC and Bat Conservation International.