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Known Bat Hibernacula in Nebraska

Nebraska has a diverse mix of resident and migratory bat species. Because of the diversity of habitats found throughout Nebraska, there is no place in the state where all 13 bat species occur together. In the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project State Wildlife Action Plan (Schneider et al. 2011), there are seven bat species listed as either Tier I or Tier II At-Risk Species.

There are three areas in Nebraska with known hibernacula and other areas, such as old quarries and geological features that may be used as hibernacula. These areas are also known to have maternity roosts and summer roost sites. The primary species of concern are tricolored bat (Perimyotis subflavus, G3, Tier 1) and little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus, G3, Tier 1 Provisional), both of which may be considered for listing in the near future, and the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis, federally and state-listed as threatened, G2G3, Tier 1 Provisional).

Known bat hibernacula in Nebraska


How this map was used: All known bat hibernacula areas were classified as High Relative Sensitivity and Maximum Mitigation Areas.