Fort Campbell Bat Survey

Type Title: 
Presence/Probable absence bat survey
Fort Campbell Military Reservation
Plexus Scientific Corp.
June-July 2015
Present Status: 
Major Project Elements: 
Mist-Net Survey

Jackson Group worked with Plexus Scientific Corp. as a subcontractor to inventory bat species within the Fort Campbell military reservation.  Surveys were done all across the 102,000 acre military installation.  The goal of the survey was to determine presence/probable absence of federally listed threatened and endangered bat species, specifically northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) and Indiana bats (M. sodalis). 

All surveys followed the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) most recent guidelines, the 2015 Range-Wide Indiana Bat Summer Survey Guidelines, April 2015 and were conducted by federally permitted biologists by the USFWS to preform surveys on Indiana bats and northern long-eared bats.

There are sixteen (16) species that can be found in Tennessee; six (6) species of which were represented in surveys done on Fort Campbell: big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus), eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis), gray bat (M. grisescens), little brown bat (M. lucifugus), tri-colored bat (Perimyotis subflavus), and evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis).  All bats were released after morphometric data was collected.