Handbook on Deterring and Excluding Bats from Transportation Structures

The objective of the research is to develop a handbook for state DOT environmental staff and design and maintenance engineers on how to select and implement methods to temporarily deter and/or exclude bats from transportation structures ahead of and during construction and maintenance activities. The handbook will describe methods that are (1) sensitive to the biological needs of bats and (2) effective for a range of geographical locations, project types, and site conditions. The research will include field evaluations of a variety of methods, with a focus on non-lethal ultrasonic acoustic devices used alone and in combination with other methods.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $499965
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 25-63

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Brooks, Mike

  • Performing Organizations:

    Environmental Solutions & Innovations Inc.

    4525 Este Ave.
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45232
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sparks, Dale

  • Start Date: 20211115
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250114
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739655
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 25-63
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 20 2020 10:05PM