What if your project does not yet have the necessary permits?
Seasonal restriction on tree cutting: Only cut trees when Indiana bats are hibernating or concentrated near their hibernacula. For project areas affecting Indiana bat swarming habitat (near hibernacula), only cut trees between November 15 and March For project areas affecting Indiana bat summer habitat, only cut trees between October 15 and March.
Jul 01, TOYR for tree removal, tree timbering, and/or prescribed burns from April 1 – November Coordinate with the USFWS for all projects that may affect Indiana Bats. Little Brown Bat (SE) and/or Tri-Colored Bat (SE). If you missed the winter tree clearing season of October 1 through March 31 and waiting six months for the next tree clearing window is not an option, a summer bat survey may be the solution.
If your site meets various requirements, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) may grant you permission to conduct a summer survey for Indiana and northern. Activity avoids clearcuts (and similar harvest methods, e.g. seed tree, shelterwood and coppice) within feet ( m) of known, occupied roost trees during the pup season (June 1–July 31). Additional information on the northern long-eared bat can be found by clicking HERE.
Tree Cutting Practices that take place from November 1st – April 14th OR, Projects with a tree cutting footprint of less than 1 acre cumulative in non-forested landscapes (clearing fence lines, removing trees around agricultural lands without.
Manage a 5-mile radius around each hibernaculum. This requires a no tree removal zone within a 1-mile radius and managed (restricted tree removal based on TSI/Harvest plan with bat consideration) Indiana bat habitat within a 4-mile radius beyond the 1-mile no tree removal zone.
For any tree removal proposals within a.
Keep in mind, trees simply must be felled by March
Jul 21, Rules govern numbers and density of trees harvested as green timber (dead trees are not cut during green timber harvest). The Forest Plan for Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky restricts tree removal between May 1 and August 15 within miles radius of a maternity tree, although timbering may take place from April 1 through October The winter tree clearing season of October 1 through March 31 is coming to an end.
What does this mean for your project? If your site requires tree clearing, and there is a federal nexus for your project (e.g., federal funding provided, or federal permits needed to construct), then you must abide by the winter tree clearing date restrictions.