Road & Railroads

By NABCANABCA, on 17 Mar 2017 05:48

Threat Description

The impacts of transportation infrastructure, including highways, paved roads, logging roads, bridges, and railroads, on roosting and foraging habitat, as well as direct mortality of bats. Potential impacts include habitat loss due to expansion of transportation infrastructure, mortality due to collision with vehicles (‘road-kill’), negative impacts of bridge construction and maintenance on day and night roosts and disturbance and barrier effects of infrastructure on commuting and foraging.

Perceived Importance of this Threat

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Mitigation Measures

Bats in American Bridges (pdf, 1999)

Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat Section 7 Consultation and Conservation Strategy for the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration (USFWS, Midwest Region)

Bats and Roads (Altringham J., Kerth G. 2016. Bats and Roads. In: Voigt C., Kingston T. (eds) Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World. Springer, Cham)

Challenges/Barriers to Addressing this Threat

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