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NHANRS 2016 Annual Conference Presentations

The NHANRS 2016 Annual Conference was a huge success with record attendance.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated!  And a very special THANK YOU to all our Presenters, Sponsors and Vendors!

View all the presentations here!



Northern Long-Eared Bat Update

On January 14, 2016, the USFWS published the Final 4(d) Rule for the northern long-eared bat.  This is scheduled to go into effect on February 16, 2016, after a 30 day comment period.

Below is important information we think you should know!

Northern Long-Eared Bat Final 4(d) Rule FAQ

Key to the Northern Long-Eared Bat 4(d) Rule for Federal Actions that May Affect Northern Long-Eared Bats

Key to the Northern Long-Eared Bat 4(d) Rule for Non-Federal Activities


It’s a Great Time to Join NHANRS!

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Northern Long-Eared Bat Presentation

The northern long-eared bat was listed as federally threatened last April with an interim 4 (d) rule that allows take of the species for forest management, rights-of-ways for transportation and transmission lines and activities removing trees on one acre or less. As a result of the listing, Section 7 consultation (under the Endangered Species Act) is required for federally permitted or funded projects. Given the wide range of the species, diverse habitat and scarce information on the current distribution, determining whether a project may impact the species has been challenging. Additionally, the 4(d) rule has created some confusion in its application and implementation.

The New England Field Office has been working to clarify whether projects may impact the northern long-eared bat in this region and to identify conservation measures to avoid effects. Susi von Oettingen from the New England Field Office presented a synopsis of the listing and the 4(d) rule, and the Section 7 consultation process at the NHANRS 2015 Fall Quarterly Meeting, held 9/24/2015.  If you missed it, view the PowerPoint presentation through the link below.

Northern Long-Eared Bat Presentation

Wetland Buffers

The NHANRS Legislative Committee and Board of Directors formed the NHANRS Wetland Buffer Scientific Workgroup in 2015.

The NHANRS Scientific Wetland Buffer Report was finalized on June 13, 2017. Read the report, workgroup meetings minutes and agendas, literature and other links on the Wetland Buffer Scientific Workgroup Homepage.

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