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Bat Surveys

  • Large Linear Bat Survey

    Northwest Ohio In the summer of 2015, Copperhead Consulting conducted mist-net and radio telemetry surveys for Indiana and northern long-eared bats along an 80 km proposed gas line in north west Ohio.  Copperhead biologists conducted desk top and ground based habitat assessments to identify potential habitat of […]
  • Fort Drum Military Reservation – Bat Survey and Radio Telemetry Study

    Lewis and Jefferson Counties, NY In March 2015, Copperhead Consulting was contracted by the United States Army to conduct a mist net and radio telemetry study designed to determine the presence and roosting preferences of bats on the Fort Drum Military Reservation. Survey efforts primarily focused on […]
  • Foraging Data Collected by Aerial Telemetry – Fort Knox

    North Central Kentucky As part of annual monitoring of large Indiana bat maternity colonies at Ft. Knox, Copperhead collected location data of 8 foraging adult and juvenile Indiana bats for 5 nights. This resulted in the tracking of 2 juveniles that foraged across the Ohio River in […]
  • Multi-Species Biological Assessment (BA) for the Ironton-Russell Bridge Replacement Project

    Greenup and Russell Counties KY and Ironton and Lawrence Counties OH Copperhead Consulting completed a Biological Assessment (BA) for the Indiana bat, gray bat, and 11 species of freshwater mussels for ODOT. As part of the BA process, field inspections of the bridge were conducted to assess the bridge’s […]
  • Survey for Indiana bats, gray bats, mussels, and identification of macro-invertebrates for proposed improvements to US 60 from I-64 to KY 180

    Boyd County, Kentucky Copperhead Consulting conducted multiple field surveys for listed species that may have occured in the project area. Field studies included a summer mist-net and acoustic survey for Indiana and gray bats, a mussel survey, and identification of macroinvertebrates. Mist-net surveys were conducted at 7 […]
  • Davis Creek Blackside Dace Protection and Enhancement Plan (PEP) and Indiana bat mist-net survey.

    Campbell County, Tennessee In 2007, Copperhead Consulting developed a blackside dace Protection and Enhancement Plan (PEP) as part of a surface mine permit. Development of the PEP required a significant amount of coordination between USFWS, TDEC, and OSM because this was the first blackside dace PEP to […]
  • Aerial Telemetry Survey for Indiana Bats

    Southeast Ohio Copperhead was contracted to conduct aerial telemetry on Indiana bats in southeast Ohio. Indiana bats tagged by other consultant firms could not be located through traditional ground tracking methods despite several man-days of effort by these other consultants. Copperhead pilots found all bats within hours […]
  • Annual Kentucky Winter Hibernacula Counts

    Kentucky Copperhead Consulting participates in annual censuses of hibernating Indiana bats throughout caves in Kentucky. This data is used by federal and state agencies in determining the status of this endangered bat and establish long-term population trends. The counts are routinely conducted in technically challenging caves and […]
  • Bat Ecology Research

    Bernheim Forest & Arboretum, Kentucky As part of Copperhead Consulting’s commitment to outreach and dedication to research, we designed and completed a five-year study of the bats of Bernheim Forest & Arboretum. The Bernheim Forest is a 14,000 acre arboretum, forest, and nature preserve located in Clermont, […]
  • U.S. Department of the Army – Rare Bat Inventory

    Fort Bragg, NC Beginning in 2004, Copperhead Consulting was hired to develop and implement a multi-year bat survey of the Fort Bragg Military Installation as a requirement of the 1960 Sikes Act. Of the ten bat species currently known from Fort Bragg, the southeastern bat (Myotis austroriparius) […]
  • Mammal Survey: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

    Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, KY Copperhead Consulting was hired by the National Park Service in 2005 to conduct a mammal survey within the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Surveys within the boundaries of the park were conducted using a variety of equipment and techniques including: mist […]
  • U.S. Department of the Army – Fauna Inventory

    Fort Knox, KY In 2005, Copperhead Consulting was employed to develop and implement a comprehensive multi-taxa faunal survey on the Fort Knox Military Installation, Hardin and Bullitt counties, KY. Fieldwork included mist netting for bats and trapping for small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Permanent monitoring stations were […]
  • Park Lake Mountain Preserve Multi-taxa Inventory

    Kentucky Copperhead Consulting completed a multi-taxa survey of the Park Lake Mountain Preserve located in Fleming County, Kentucky. Completed over the fall of 2006 and spring of 2007, Copperhead biologists surveyed the 180-hectare preserve for reptiles, amphibians, birds, fishes, and small mammals. This project utilized the following […]
  • Fort McClellan Gray Bat Mist net and Radio telemetry Study

    Fort McClellan, AL Copperhead Consulting was hired to conduct a mist net and radiotelemetry study of the federal endangered gray bat on Fort McClellan military installation located near Anniston, Alabama. The study was designed to establish presence and characterize foraging habitat with the installation boundary. Netting efforts […]
  • Integrative Assessment of Indiana bat Response to Anthropogenic Stimuli

    Kentucky Copperhead Consulting participated in a project initiated by the Engineer Research Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designed to investigate the behavioral, physiological, and immunological responses of tree-roosting bats (including the federally endangered Indiana bat) to selected disturbance […]
  • Cumberlands Habitat Conservation Plan

    Tennessee In 2008, Copperhead completed a radiotelemetry study to characterize the fall roosting habitat of the endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) near Royal Blue and Sundquist Wildlife Management Areas of northern Tennessee. Designed to collect baseline biological data for the Cumberlands Habitat Conservation Plan, this project involved […]
  • Copperhead Goes to Central America

    Belize In May 2008, Mark and Price traveled to the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE) as an outreach project to inventory bat species and assist in the construction of a jungle observation tower. Together with Dan Dourson, a dry season BFREE resident, Mark and […]
  • Indiana bat Mist Net and Radiotelemetry Study

    Fort Drum, NY Copperhead conducted a mist net and radiotelemetry study during the summer of 2008 at the Fort Drum military reservation located in Jefferson and Lewis counties, New York. Designed to document the population density and habitat use of Indiana bats, Copperhead biologists spent 5 weeks […]