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Western Long-eared Bat (Myotis evotis)

In Alaska, bats are managed as a non-game species. Because some of the most productive forests in southeastern Alaska are on karst, this component of southeastern Alaska's rainforest system is especially important bat habitat. An adequate supply of roosting sites, foraging habitat, and other critical habitat should be maintained. However, due to the overall lack of information on this species' distribution in the state, it is impossible to identify specific areas and habitats used by this bat until a rangewide inventory is complete. Planning and environmental assessment processes for public lands should include such information when considering the effects of land-management practices.