Article abstract: The Living Coast Discovery Center, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cabrillo National Monument, and the San Diego Natural History Museum conducted surveys to determine bat species composition on and around the Sweetwater Marsh Unit of the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Strong historical research suggested that the pallid bat was likely utilizing Sweetwater Marsh for foraging and roosting at this time. The primary goals of this project were to establish permanent survey locations within Sweetwater Marsh, to contribute to the data collection in regional bat studies, and to establish a site-specific bat habitat threat reduction and management plan based on the survey results.
Number of pages: 14
Notes: SANDAG TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program (EMP) Land Management Grant: #5004950
Prepared for: San Diego Association of Governments;
Prepared by: Cabrillo National Monument, National Park Sevice; The Living Coast Discovery Center; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; San Diego Natural History Museum;
Keywords: bat surveys; bats; pallid bat;
Species: Pallid bat