Surveys on the distribution and abundance of the Hawaiian hoary bat (lasiurus cinereus semotus) in the vicinity of proposed geothermal project subzones in the district of Puna, Hawai'i

Date
1994-08
Authors
Reynolds, Michelle
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Abstract
In 1993 the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) entered into an interagency agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct wildlife surveys relative to identifying potential impacts of geothermal resource development on the native biota of the east rift zone of Kilauea volcano in the Puna district on the island of Hawaii. This report presents data on the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat (Hawaiian bat), or opeapea (Lasiurus cinereus semotus), within the proposed Hawaii geothermal subzones. Potential effects of geothermal development on Hawaiian bat populations are also discussed. Surveys were conducted to determine the distribution and abundance of bats throughout the District of Puna. Baseline information was collected to evaluate the status of bats within the study area and to identify important foraging habitats. Little specific data exists in the published literature on the population status and potential limiting factors affecting the Hawaiian bat. A USFWS recovery plan does not exist for this endangered species.
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Report Number: DOE/OR/22088-1
Keywords
environmental, endangered, impacts, Puna, Kilauea, Kilauea East Rift Zone
Citation
Reynolds M. 1994. Surveys on the distribution and abundance of the Hawaiian hoary bat (lasiurus cinereus semotus) in the vicinity of proposed geothermal project subzones in the district of Puna, Hawai'i. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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