Bat Surveys

Apogee ecologists have extensive experience with the endangered bats of the eastern United States, including the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus t. virginianus), and the gray bat (Myotis grisescens).

The ecology staff at Apogee has conducted many projects encompassing mist netting and harp trapping surveys, Anabat bat detection, portal evaluations, portal closures, cave /portal censusing, and radio telemetry tracking. Apogee’s staff consists of bat specialists with years of experience and permitted by the USFWS and many state agencies.

Recently our ecologists have completed studies of the Indiana bat for the USFS in the Green Mountain National Forest (Vermont), the Wayne National Forest (Ohio), the DOD at Holston Army Ammunition Plant (Tennessee), North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the Camp Dawson Collective Training Facility (West Virginia).

In addition to these government agencies, Apogee has also completed many bat surveys for private industries, including the mining and gas transmission industries. Most recently Apogee has also completed an extensive Biological Assessment of the federally endangered Indiana bat for a mining permit area in southern West Virginia.

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