The Eastern small-footed bat (Myotis leibii) is an uncommon species in BCR 14. It winters in caves and mines and uses cliffs, rocks and buildings in summer. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

If your project is in BCR 14, you are in a state where these bats occur. Contact your state wildlife agency before implementing a project. Individual state regulations may apply.

Habitat Needs

This species is primarily a non-forest dweller. Using caves and mines in the winter and crevasses in cliffs, rock slabs in the rocky rubble of scree areas, hollow trees, the spaces between loose bark and buildings in the summer. The rocky areas they use seem to be associated with coniferous forest.

Habitat Management Practices

Protect the caves and mines where it winters in from disturbance. The areas where scree walls and crevices in rock walls occur are likely not going to be disturbed by forest management activities.

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