Acceptable Management Practices for Bat Control Activities in Structures - A Guide for Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators

The purpose of this document is to provide consistent Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for nuisance wildlife control operators (NWCOs) to reduce impacts on bats during bat control or removal activities in structures. These guidelines were developed in concert among NWCOs, state and federal agencies, private conservation organizations, and the Centers for Disease Control in response to recent catastrophic population declines and changes to the protection status of many bat species due to white-nose syndrome. These AMPs are recommended for use with all structure-dwelling bat species, regardless of their conservation status.

Developed by the White-Nose Syndrome Conservation and Recovery Working Group as a product of the White-Nose Syndrome National Plan.

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