Seasonally restrict clearing of trees greater than 5 inches dbh from.
Seasonal restriction on tree cutting: Only cut trees when Indiana bats are hibernating or concentrated near their hibernacula. For project areas affecting Indiana bat swarming habitat (near hibernacula), only cut trees between November 15 and March For project areas affecting Indiana bat summer habitat, only cut trees between October 15 and March.
The bats then hibernate from late October to April, the precise timing dependent on climatic conditions.
Manage a 5-mile radius around each hibernaculum. This requires a no tree removal zone within a 1-mile radius and managed (restricted tree removal based on TSI/Harvest plan with bat consideration) Indiana bat habitat within a 4-mile radius beyond the 1-mile no tree removal zone. For any tree removal proposals within a one-mile radius of a known hibernaculum, please contact the State NRCS Office File Size: KB.
Mar 01, North Senate Avenue, Room NES. Indianapolis, IN Version: March 1, the time of year tree removal restrictions change to Nov 15 – March 31 to allow for fall swarming If the project is in documented Indiana bat habitat, all tree removal.
restrictions (See Page 2). Projects within ¼ mile of a known hibernacula. There are known hibernacula (bat caves), in NH. These locations are not made available to the general public but landowners can find out if there property is near a known hibernacula by requesting information from the NH Natural Heritage Bureau (NHNHB) data check tool. Indiana Bat Summer Habitat Documentation Form For transportation projects requiring tree removal in Range of Potential Indiana Bat Habitat in Iowa Project Information: Project Number _____ exist, and no special clearing restrictions apply.
Commercial contractors clearing land for reasons not related to timbering must still observe protection of dead trees and snags, riparian buffer regulations and prohibition against removing tree varieties known to be bat attractants, like shagbark hickory.
(End of documentation. Place this form in project file.). Apr 11, Seasonally restrict clearing of trees greater than 5 inches dbh from April 1 to September 30 within the geographic summer range of the Indiana bat. Extend the seasonal restriction to November 15 if within miles of a hibernaculum.