23 Nov 2023 .

Assessing areas for interactions between Tricolored Bats and wind energy facilities

Tricoloured bat maps

The tricolored bat (Perimyotis subflavus) was recently proposed for listing as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service primarily due to the disease, white-nose syndrome, however, impacts from wind energy developments were also considered to be a contributing factor. If the species is listed as endangered, then wind energy projects may be subject to mitigatory actions (e.g., curtailment). Currently, wind turbines are operating in a considerable portion of the species’ range. To understand where areas with potential interactions between tricolored bats and wind turbines might occur, we modelled the distribution of the species. See the presentation here.