The US Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the comment period on the proposal to list the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionals) as endangered throughout its range. The northern long-eared bat is one of the species facing increased declines due to white-nose syndrome (WNS). The public comment period has been reopened until December 18, 2014 and a final decision on the proposal is due April 2, 2015.
Information on this proposal and more details on the northern long-eared bat can be found here. Comments can be submitted electronically or by hard copy. Please see the USFWS news release for submission instructions.
The USFWS is particularly interested in additional information and comments regarding the following: