Comment Period for Bat Species Listing Reopened

Northern Long Eared Bat Image Credit: Sybill Amelon, USFS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has announced that it is reopening the comment period for their proposal to the list the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). New information has recently been released from state agencies about the bat that could impact the decision. The Comment period will be open until December 18, 2014.

Find out more about the listing decision and how to contribute comments on the FWS website and the Federal Register.