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Ohio Bat Conservation Plan

This is the first action plan written specifically for bats in Ohio. Primarily meant for organizations and individuals who work with bats regularly, this plan contains information about threats to native Ohio bats, habitat requirements and best management practices, research and monitoring efforts underway or research areas of need and education and outreach efforts located in Ohio. At the end of each section, goals and implementation strategies are discussed in brief and highlight ways to stabilize or increase bat populations, improve our understanding of bats and note areas of the state where more bat education may be needed. Developed by experts from multiple organizations located throughout the state, this plan contains the most up to date information on bat management and conservation in Ohio. However, continued support and efforts of individuals, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and universities will be necessary to keep this plan relevant.