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Use of Innovative Technology to Deter Bat Bridge Use Prior To and During Construction

Status:  Active
Project Start Date:  04/15/2019

Summary:

This project seeks to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of deploying non-lethal ultrasonic acoustic devices in the field to temporarily deter bats from roosting on bridges ahead of construction or maintenance activities, while minimizing harm to bats and non-target species. Test sites will be located in Minnesota or areas with similar bat species and habitats.

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