PROJECT NUMBER: 14-2
PROJECT TITLE: Investigation of Northern Long-Eared Bat Roosting Sites on Bridges
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S) & UNIVERSITY(S): Scott Civjan, University of Massachusetts Amherst
PROJECT OBJECTIVES: The main objective of the proposed research project is to develop a screening tool and to demonstrate its accuracy in determining the presence of NLEB roosting in New England bridges. Additional information will be collected and disseminated related to preferred structural types for bat roosting, New England bat population distributions and evaluation of existing public data already collected by State Fish and Wildlife Departments and Transportation Agencies throughout New England.
REPORTS/PAPERS PUBLISHED, PRESENTATIONS MADE RELATING TO THIS PROJECT FROM THE START OF THE PROJECT THROUGH MARCH 31, 2015: None thus far.
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Chairperson Richard Bostwick: Maine Department of Transportation
Timothy Dexter: Massachusetts Highway Department
Melilotus Dube: New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Glenn Gingras: Vermont Agency of Transportation
Emilie Holland: Rhode Island Department of Transportation
Amanda M. Saul: Connecticut Department of Transportation