Saturday, April 4, 2015
American Forest & Paper Association has issued a statement taking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s new list of endangered of species into account. They said listing long eared bat as endangered species will hinder forest management activities.
“We are concerned that listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened will hinder forest management activities that provide habitat for the animal rather than address and find treatment for the acknowledged threat to the species: white-nose syndrome. While we believe this action is preferable to Fish and Wildlife’s original proposal to list as endangered, we hope the service will exempt forest management activities that support rural communities and forest products manufacturing activities,” AF & PA President and CEO Donna Harman today issued the following statement about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the northern long-eared bat as a threat species.