Accession Number : ADA534581
Title : Status of Utah Bats
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY DUGWAY PROVING GROUND UT
Personal Author(s) : Diamond, Joel M ; Knight, Robert N ; Wilson, Lauren B ; Asmus-Hersey, Kimberly ; Sutter, Ben
Report Date : 27 Jan 2009
Pagination or Media Count : 120
Abstract : Bat populations and communities have been monitored in Utah for over 100 years, on 12 land owner types including department of defense (DoD) la Resource Management Program (Phase I) funding enabled a consolidation of all known bat data in the State of Utah. This data base until the Legacy II funding award had not been analyzed across space and time within the state. DoD land managers use Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans (INRMPs) to guide sustainable management practices to ensure that testing and training areas continue to function without restrictions. This regional approach to managing bats within Utah and specifically understanding regional trends and patterns on DoD land directly supports stewardship objectives and goals fundamental to sound land management policies within the DoD. These data were analyzed within 6 objectives (survey effort, occurrence, diversity, abundance, roosting and breeding locations and environmental associations), across 6 scales (ecoregion, physiographic province, land cover, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) regions, land owner type, and county). Analysis was conducted with frequency distributions across bat events and associated objectives and scales. Survey effort was lowest in Utah?s West Desert, the Uinta Basin, and extreme southeastern Utah. The Colorado Plateau ecoregion had the highest survey effort, occupancy, diversity and abundance. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands had the highest occupancy and diversity followed closely by National Park Service and DoD lands. Utah's 6 tier II sensitive bat species were most common in the Southern and Southeastern UDWR regions. The highest diversity land cover for bats in Utah was sagebrush grasslands. These grasslands are/were the primary land cover type on DoD lands in the State.
Descriptors : *BATS , *LAND USE , *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , POLICIES , MANAGEMENT , COMMUNITIES , TRAINING , DISTRIBUTION , NATURAL RESOURCES , POPULATION , SURVEYS , SOUND , PATTERNS , DESERTS , WEST(DIRECTION) , WILDLIFE , LAND AREAS , GRASSLANDS , UTAH , POSITION(LOCATION) , BREEDING , DATA BASES , FREQUENCY
Subject Categories : Biology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE