The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced new conservation measures in certain state forests where federally-threatened and endangered bats are found.

The new conservation measures address traditional firewood collection and cutting of standing dead trees to help protect and maintain habitats for the federally-threatened northern long-eared bat and the federally-endangered Indiana bat, according to a DCNR release. The measures can be read at http://elibrary.dcnr.pa.gov/GetDocument?docId=3787437&DocName=Firewood%20Cutting%20and%20Bat%20Habitat%20Conservation%20Measures%20FAQs%20June%202021.pdf.

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