After their October 2013 proposal to list the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopened their public comment period for 60 days, through August 29, 2014. USFWS has also extended the agency’s deadline to April 2, 2015, to make its final decision on whether to list the species.
The USFWS is specifically seeking information regarding the interpretation of scientific studies cited in the proposed rule, along with any additional scientific information not already considered in the proposal. They also request information on northern long-eared bat population trends, information on white-nose syndrome and current or planned efforts to conserve the species.