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Report: Research Summary Forest Sciences Nelson Forest Region Bats and Trees

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In summer, temperate zone bats spend over half of each day in a roost site. The choices made by bats with respect to the type and location of roost sites have a strong influence on their survival and reproductive success. Roosts provide protection from predators, and serve as sites for social interactions and the rearing of young. They also provide bats with a stable thermal environment and protection from the elements.

Author:  M,J, Vonhof; R.M,R, Barclay

Date Published:  Aug 1996

Report ID:  39158

Audience:  Government and Public

The study was conducted in the Kokanee Creek and Redfish Creek watersheds in the WADF from May-August in 1993 and 1994. The study concentrated on bats in the ICHdw and ICHmw2 biogeoclimatic subzones. which are found at low and medium elevations, respectively. Bats roost in a variety of structures, including caves, man-made structures, rock crevices, and trees. Although the habits of bats roosting in caves, man-made structures and rock crevices are relatively well known, few studies have speciiically investigated the roost-site characteristics of forest-dwelling bats. Many bat species reside in forests and are considered to be dependent on trees for their roosting sites. Therefore, understanding roost site requirements is essential for proper management of forest-dwelling bat populations.

Report Type
  Terrestrial Information
  Biogeoclimatic Zone - ICH Interior Cedar - Hemlock Zone
  Mammals - Bats
  Region - Kootenay
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Impact Assessment

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