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Bats

Measuring Success for Upland Forest Habitat Restoration
We document number and location of areas treated with variable density thinning, number and location of snags created, number and location of small canopy gaps created, and development of large trees and snags that can be used by forest bats.
View upland forest habitat restoration metrics

Measuring Success for Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Restoration
We document number and location of conifer underplanting and release projects, number and location of thinning projects, and development of large conifer trees and snags that can be used by forest bats.
See aquatic and riparian habitat restoration metrics

Measuring Success for Protecting Watershed Habitats
Active forest habitat restoration projects encompass only a small fraction of the land area in the watershed. Most of the forest will simply be protected from threats and left alone to develop the old-growth structure used by forest bats through passive restoration. We measure our success in protecting watershed habitats for bats by documenting our efforts in preventing and suppressing fire and the amount of invasive plants controlled or removed, especially in key foraging habitats such as wetlands, riparian areas, and meadows.
View more information on habitat protection metrics.