Bat Research & Monitoring
WEST has been at the forefront of bat research, monitoring and risk assessment for over 20 years. WEST’s collective knowledge of bat ecology and habitats is unequalled in the consulting field. Our highly-qualified bat experts rank as some of the best in their field and have bat research experience spanning North America.
WEST offers a wide range of expertise on bat issues, from sensitive species surveys to habitat risk assessments. WEST staff are permitted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to capture Indiana bat, northern long-eared bat, gray bat, and big-eared bat across their ranges.
WEST has planned, coordinated and executed hundreds of acoustic monitoring projects. These projects have involved developing training materials, survey data sheets, survey protocols and communication protocols for technicians located remotely.
- Analysis and Species Identification
- Compliance Strategies: Habitat Conservation Plans and Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies
- Presence/Absence Surveys
- Passive Acoustic Monitoring
- USFWS Compliance Support
- Mist Netting Surveys