We surveyed bats using echolocation calls near inactive mines in the western Great Basin from 2003 to 2007. We identified 14 species of bats during our surveys, with Myotis lucifugus and Lasionycteris noctivagans found at 9 sites and Myotis evotis and Tadarida brasiliensis at 7 sites; all other species were found at less than one-half of the sites. Euderma maculatum, a state-protected species in Nevada, was recorded at 2 sites. Our work provides information that will be useful in managing bat habitat, especially with regard to mining activities.
Morrison, Michael L. and Fox, Sue
"Bats associated with inactive mines in the western Great Basin,"
Western North American Naturalist: Vol. 69
, Article 17.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/vol69/iss1/17