Utilization of Transportation Structures by Bats in Wyoming: A comprehensive investigation

We will perform visual inspections of bridges to determine bat use including roosting and maternal colony use. We will measure a variety of associated habitat variables along with bridge type to develop models that can be used to predict bridge use by bats. These data and analyses will inform WYDOT, WGFD, and other interests providing a basis for planning future bridge repair/construction work and minimizing impacts to bats and construction schedules.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $34,539
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Wyoming Department of Transportation

      5300 Bishop Blvd.
      Cheyenne, WY  United States  82009-3340
    • Project Managers:

      Gamo, Scott

      Booher, Jeff

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Wyoming, Laramie

      1000 E University Avenue, Department 3295
      Laramie, WY  United States  82071

      Wyoming Game and Fish Department

      5400 Bishop Boulevard
      Cheyenne, WY  United States  82006
    • Principal Investigators:

      Fehr Bernard, Riley

    • Start Date: 20220331
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250331
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

    Subject/Index Terms

    • TRT Terms: Bridges; Wildlife
    • Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Environment; Research;

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01838141
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Wyoming Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 1 2022 1:40PM