BrandenBark™ is an artificial bark bat roost specifically designed for use by bark roosting bats such as the federally endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis). BrandenBark™ is a result of several years of intense research and monitoring of an Indiana bat maternity colony by Copperhead and Fort Knox Army Installation biologists. The result of this effort is an artificial roost that mimics the microclimate conditions and visual cues of natural bark roosts. In addition to the Indiana bat, other bat species documented to use BrandenBark™ include the federally threatened northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus), the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus), and the evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis).
BrandenBark™ provides immediate and long-lasting bat roosting habitat and has been successfully used as a mitigation and habitat enhancement tool throughout the United States. BrandenBark™ requires little to no maintenance, is easy to monitor, and has been accepted by the USFWS as a mitigation tool in several states. Additionally, it can be easily implemented within most project footprints, eliminating the need for the purchase of additional property. BrandenBark™ can be used by land managers to improve and restore habitat for existing Indiana bat colonies.
- Mitigation Planning
- Mitigation Site Assessment
- Installation of BrandenBark™ artificial roost structures
- Monitoring of BrandenBark™ artificial roost structures