With almost no existing information about bats for the Clayoquot Sound area, the goal of this document was to inventory the bat community and identify critical bat habitats at both stand and landscape levels, for the sake of providing guidelines that may minimize impacts of forest harvesting on bat populations. The conclusion of the document was that at a landscape level, riparian reserves of 50 metres and a selection of forests on the outer coast need protection to this end. At a stand level, selection of tall open stands dominated by amabilis fir will protect feeding habitats, and selection of forest stands with large diameter spire topped western red cedars and/or cliff bands will protect roost habitats for bats.
van den Driessche, Ruth, Monica Mather and Trudy Chatwin. 1999. Habitat Use by Bats in Temperate Old-Growth Forests, Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. BC Ministry of Environment