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Plan Title Plan Stage Plan Lead Region (FWS) Plan Lead Office (FWS) Species Common Name Species Scientific Name Action Priority Action Number Action Description Action Status Estimated Initiation Date Estimated Completion Date Action Lead Agencies Responsible Parties Work Types Labor Types Comments Implementation Activity Number Implementation Activity Description Implementation Activity Status Implementation Activity Estimated Initiation Date Implementation Activity Estimated Completion Date Implementation Activity Labor Types Implementation Activity Work Types Implementation Activity Responsible Parties Implementation Activity Comments Implementation Activity Species
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1 Prevent Disturbance to Important Roost Habitat Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Address primary threat
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.1 Public Education - prevent disturbance Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 FY 2030 Other National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission , Tennessee Valley Authority , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, State agencies, Florida Game and Inland Fisheries Commission, State of Illinois, Nature Conservancy, Silver Dollar City, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty, Virginia Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Other, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Other: Information and Education Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.1.1 Literature Ongoing Current National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission , Tennessee Valley Authority , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, State agencies, Florida Game and Inland Fisheries Commission, State of Illinois, Nature Conservancy, Silver Dollar City, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty, Virginia Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Other, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.1.2 Interpretive Signs at Caves Ongoing Current National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission , Tennessee Valley Authority , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, State agencies, Florida Game and Inland Fisheries Commission, State of Illinois, Nature Conservancy, Silver Dollar City, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty, Virginia Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Other, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.1.3 Ranger-Naturalist Talks Ongoing Current National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission , Tennessee Valley Authority , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, State agencies, Florida Game and Inland Fisheries Commission, State of Illinois, Nature Conservancy, Silver Dollar City, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty, Virginia Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Other, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.1.4 Inform Cave Users Ongoing Current North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.1.5 Slide Program Ongoing Current National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission , Tennessee Valley Authority , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, State agencies, Florida Game and Inland Fisheries Commission, State of Illinois, Nature Conservancy, Silver Dollar City, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty, Virginia Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Other, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2 Prevent Unauthorized Entry Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.1 Erect Warning Signs Ongoing Current National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission , Tennessee Valley Authority , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, State agencies, Florida Game and Inland Fisheries Commission, State of Illinois, Nature Conservancy, Silver Dollar City, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty, Virginia Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Other, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.1.1 Design Proper Wording of Signs Ongoing Current National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission , Tennessee Valley Authority , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, State agencies, Florida Game and Inland Fisheries Commission, State of Illinois, Nature Conservancy, Silver Dollar City, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty, Virginia Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Other, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.1.2 Select caves where signs alone will be effective Ongoing Current North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 1.2.1.2-1 protect Roaring River Cave (MO) Complete Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Gate or Fence Cave Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 1.2.2-1 Protect Beck Cave (MO) Complete 1981 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Beck Cave (MO) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work type not yet selected Contract See Appendix VI; fence completed in 1981
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Bellamy Cave (TN) Complete FY 2007 FY 2007 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Administrative See Appendix VI
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Bonanza Cave (AR) Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service Acquisition: Easement Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; MDC has established a long term endangered species lease agreement with the landowner
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Chimney Cave (MO) Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division Acquisition Contract See Appendix VI; new gate completed in 2004; the correct name for this cave is Moses Prater
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Georgetown Cave (AL) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acquisition Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; under NPS ownership
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Geromes Cave (FL) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Game and Inland Fisheries Commission Acquisition Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; site designated at a Critical Wildlife Area by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Girards Cave (FL) Obsolete Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Florida Game and Inland Fisheries Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Hambrick Cave (AL) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; protected by the Tennessee Valley Authority
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Jesse James (KY) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division Other Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; Access controlled
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Key Cave (AL) Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Acquisition Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; USFWS National Widllife Refuge
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Marvel Cave (MO) Obsolete Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Silver Dollar City Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This is a commercial cave associated with Silver Dollar City. Due to changes in the air flow of this cave, gray bats abandoned the site and it is no longer used by this species.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Moles Cave (MO) Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Missouri Department of Conservation Acquisition Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; acquired by MDC
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Nickajack Cave (TN) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract See Appendix VI; owned and managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Roaring Springs Cave (MO) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; sign placement only
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Sanders Cave (AL) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division Acquisition Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; this cave is under private ownership.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2 Protect Tumbling Creek Cave (MO) Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ozark Underground Laboratory Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract See Appendix VI; new gate completed in 2004
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Acquire Cave Springs Cave (AL) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acquisition Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; this cave is part of the Wheeler NWR that was established July 7, 1938
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Acquire Coffin Cave (MO) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation Acquisition Labor type not yet selected See Appendix V1; this cave is now owned, protected, and managed by MDC
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Acquire Fern Cave (AL) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; established as Fern Cave NWR in 1981.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Acquire Hubbards Cave (TN) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nature Conservancy Acquisition Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; this site is owned and managed by TNC.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Acquire Inca Cave (MO) Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation Acquisition Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; the name for this cave is erroneous- the correct name is Great Spirit Cave. This cave was initially fenced in 1981 and the fence was replaced with a new gate in 2001; in 2002 the site was purchased by MDC.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Acquire Logan Cave (AR) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Arkansas Game and Fish Commission , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty Acquisition Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; this cave is now part of the Logan Cave NWR established on March 14, 1969
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Acquire Maves Cave (MO) Obsolete Other Missouri Department of Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; the listing of such a cave for Missouri is erroneous because there is no cave in the state with this name. It is likely a typo for Mauss Cave in Camden Co. which was partially protected with a sign that was erected in 1978.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Acquire Pearson Cave (TN) Complete FY 2007 FY 2008 Other Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty Acquisition Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI; site is now under the ownership and management of the Tennesse Natural Resource Agency
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Acquire Santa (AL) Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected See Appendix VI
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Gain control of roost site Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 1.2.2.1-1 Protect Bonanza Cave (MO) Complete Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected See Appendix VI; MDC has established a long term endangered species lease agreement with the landowner
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Gain control of roost site Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 1.2.2.1-2 Acquire Hubbard's Cave (TN) Complete 1985 1985 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected See Appendix VI; this site is owned and managed by TNC.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Gain control of roost site Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 1.2.2.1-3 Acquire Pearson's Cave Complete 2006 2008 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Gain control of roost site Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 1.2.2.1-4 Conservation Easement and Resource Management Plan for Coach and James Caves Complete 2015 2018 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1 Gain control of roost site Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 1.2.2.1-5 Ozark Plateau NWR acquired a 379-acre tract of land two entrances to a P1 gray bat cave, January-Stansberry Cave (aka Stansberry's cave) Complete 2018 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Ozark Plateau NWR officially acquired a 379-acre tract of land in 2018 that contains two entrances to a priority 1 gray bat cave, January-Stansberry Cave (referred to as Stansberry's cave in the RP). This 379 acres is adjacent to one of our existing refuge units which contains the third entrance to the cave. So, now all three cave entrances occur on the NWR. The protection needs identified in the RP for this cave included "purchase, lease, or cooperative agreement."
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1.1 Roost site evaluation Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.2.1.1.1 Identify roost sites to be protected Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.3 Monitor roost sites Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 FY 2030 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, State agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Schedule and methods TBD; Criterion in 1982 RP states status and trends should be obtained to evaluate whether not 75% of P1 maternity sites are stable or increasing for a 5-year period. Current methodologies do not allow for evaluation of this criterion.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.4 Monitor caves by law enforcement agencies Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 FY 2030 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, State agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.2.5 Protect priority 2 caves Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 FY 2022 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management Contract The protection of priority 2 caves through acquisition, gating, fencing, or conservation management agreement has been ongoing since 1983. Gating of caves will continue to be a high priority to protect bats from disturbance as well as reduce the potential spread of WNS via human transmission. 1.2.6-1 Constructed an internal cave gate on one of the two entrances to Charley Owl Cave, a priority 2 recovery cave, in 2018. We hope to construct an internal gate/grill on the smaller second entrance over the next year. The protection need identified in the RP for this cave is to gate the cave. However, I must note that the gray bat colony was not in the cave this summer. We are not certain if it because they did not accept the grill, but we decided to remove the upper bars of the structure to allow for better unrestricted flight in case it was the grill that they did not like. We are now designing a chute structure for the top of the grill that we hope to have in place before next summer. We have constructed very similar internal cave gates on other gray bat caves in Oklahoma without any issues. Complete 2018 2018 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Ozark Plateau NWR
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.3 Prevent adverse modification to roost sites Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.3.1 Prevent and rehabilitate adverse modification to the subsurface, including entrances Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.3.2 Prevent and rehabilitate adverse modifications to the surface watersheds surrounding important roost sites Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 1 1.3.3 Make locations of important roost sites available to appropriate fish and wildlife service offices and state wildlife agencies Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 2 Maintain, protect, and restore foraging habitat Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 2-1 Purchase of Spring Staging and Fall Swarming Habitat adjacent to Coach and James Caves, Kentucky Complete 2017 2018 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected The USFWS Kentucky Field Office (KFO) recently helped The Nature Conservancy (TNC) finalize the purchase of 40 acres of critical habitat for the federally endangered Indiana bat and gray bat. The property expands TNC protections recently acquired thru conservation easement of nearly 400 acres and is entirely forested and is immediately adjacent to two cave systems – Coach Cave and James Cave. These protected habitats are important for the conservation and recovery of the two endangered bat species and the threatened northern long-eared bat.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 2.1 Public education - foraging habitat Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 2.1.1 Literature Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 2.1.2 Ranger-Naturalist talks Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 2.1.3 Slide programs Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 2.2 Prevent adverse modifications to foraging areas and travel corridors Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 2.2.1 Determine habitat requirements Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 2.2.2 Preserve water quality Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 2.2.3 Preserve forest cover Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 2.2.4 Monitor habitat Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 2.2.5 Include foraging areas and travel corridors in ESA section 7 consultations Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 3 Monitor population trends Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 FY 2020 Other Virginia Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected With the documentation of WWN on gray bats from two caves in TN in April, 2012, there will be an increased need to monitor bats at roost sites, primarily at hibernacula and fall swarming sites to assess spread of this disease and to assess the potential impact of WNS on the species.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 3.1 Monitor status of populations in hibernacula Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 3.1-1 2017 - All P1 hibernacula surveyed Complete 2017 2017 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected For the first time in over a decade all P1 gray bat hibernacula, including primary hibernating sites in Fern Cave, were surveyed in the same year and resulted in a minimum rangewide population estimate of 4.5 million.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 3.2 Monitor status of populations in maternity colonies Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 3.2-1 NCDOT recently funded a large research project on our newly discovered gray bats in the French Broad River basin. Indiana State University (Joy O'Keefe and Joey Weber) are conducting the research and looking at distribution, roosting and foraging ecology and migration pathways for MYGR in western NC. The project started February 2018 and is expected to last 33 months. Ongoing Current 2018 2022 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 3.2 Monitor status of populations in maternity colonies Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 3.2-2 Continued monitoring of two gray bat (Myotis grisescens) summer colonies in southwestern Virginia Ongoing Current 2016 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 3.3 Monitor residues of toxic chemicals Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 3.3.1 Sample insects Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 3.3.2 Sample guano Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 2 3.3.3 Sample bats Ongoing Current Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 3 4 Disease Management - WNS Ongoing Current National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission , Tennessee Valley Authority , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, State agencies, Florida Game and Inland Fisheries Commission, State of Illinois, Nature Conservancy, Silver Dollar City, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty, Virginia Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Other, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 3 4.1 Monitor spread of WNS Ongoing Current FY 2011 FY 2030 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species, Realty Research: Disease Species Expert The potential presence of White-nose syndrome (WNS) on gray bats has been monitored since the discovery of Geomyces destructans (Gd) on gray bats in Missouri in 2010. There was no evidence of Gd or WNS on gray bats during the winter of 2011-2012 but in April of 2012, gray bats tested positive for Gd and WNS from Pearson's Cave in Hawkins Co., and from Bellamy Cave in Montgomery Co., TN. Pearson's Cave is a Priority 1 Hibernaculum and Bellamy Cave is a Priority 1 Maternity Cave for gray bat. Ongoing monitoring of the spread of WNS throughout the range of gray bat and its potential impact on the species will spur the initiation of numerous research projects involving multiple work types, labor types, and responsible parties. It is estimated that costs would be a minimum of 50k per year but better estimates will not be possible until a better handle can be obtained on the potential impact on the species. Several developments related to WNS occurred during the last FY. Based on recent genetic analyses, the name for the fungus responsible for WNS is changing from Geomyces destructans to Psudeogymoascus destructans. (Pd) The fungus was documented at many new sites in FY13 including the first documentation in AR and MN. The spread continues in wintering areas of gray bats but as of this date, there has been no documented death of this species attributed to this species. Some consideration has been given to conducting an innoculation study to confirm if the species dies from Pd but given the continued rapid spread of the fungus westward, some question the need to conduct such an experiment. Nonetheless, in anticipation of this possibility and other needed research activities, this office completed an updated biological opinion to cover all possible take of gray bats under Section 10(A)(1)(a) of the Act. The spread of Pd and WNS and the potential mortality on gray bats will continue to be monitored.
Gray Bat F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Gray bat Myotis grisescens 3 4.2 Determine feasability of holding gray bats in captivity due to spread of WNS Complete FY 2013 FY 2013 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Forest Service Research: General Species Expert In January 2013, Dr. Sybil Amelon with the U.S. Forest Service Exp. Stn. in Columbia, MO and Dr. Tom Tomasi of Missouri State University initiated a captive holding experiment to determine if gray bats could be maintained in captivity through their hibernation period. A total of 55 gray bats were held in captivity in temperature and humidity controlled, Biohazard Level II compliant chambers. Bats were divided between the two researchers: one on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, the other at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO