USGS FORT - Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge - Bats - 1997-1998

Occurrence
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Description

Occurrence records for bats captured in mist nets at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado, as well as parks and open spaces and structures within Fort Collins, Colorado during the 1997 and 1998 field seasons (May-September). We used mist nets to capture bats and to 1) determine local species richness and relative abundance, 2) establish roosting habits and locations , and 3) collect bats to evaluate organochlorine contaminant levels in local bats. USGS Fort Collins Science Center (FORT). There were both observation and specimen records.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Everette, A.L., T.J. O'Shea, L.E. Ellison, L.A. Stone, and J.L. McCance. 2001. Bat use of a high-plains urban wildlife refuge. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 29(3): 967-973.

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Keywords

Metadata; activity; bats; big brown bat; habitat use; prairie; roosts; urban wildlife; Observation; specimen

Contacts

A. Lance Everette
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Technology Specialist/Project Coordinator
US Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center
2150 Centre Ave Bldg C
80526 Fort Collins
Colorado
US
+1 970-226-9225
Annie Simpson
  • Metadata Provider
Biologist
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 302
20192 Reston
Virginia
US
+1.703.648.4281
Thomas J. O'Shea
  • Author
USGS
Laura E. Ellison
  • Author
USGS
Laura A. Stone
  • Author
USGS
James L. McCance
  • Author
USGS

Geographic Coverage

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado, as well as parks and open spaces and structures within Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bounding Coordinates South West [39.75, -105.26], North East [40.63, -104.8]

Taxonomic Coverage

Vespertine bats.

Order Chiroptera
Species Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat), Lasiurus cinereus (hoary bat), Lasionycteris noctivagans (silver-haired bat), Myotis thysanodes (fringed myotis), Myotis ciliolabrum (western small-footed bat), Myotis volans (long-legged myotis)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1997-01-01 / 1998-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Bat use of a high-plains urban wildlife refuge
Funding US Fish and Wildlife Service
Study Area Description FWS Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (RMA) is 16 km northeast of Denver, Colorado, at Commerce City in Adams County, with an elevation of 1,600 m. Topography: flat to generally rolling, with no caves, mines, cliffs or rocky outcrops that could harbor bat roosts. Vegetation: remnant short-grass prairie or non-native grassland, with small, sparsely scattered cottonwood (Populus sargentii) groves. RMA was undergoing remediation from past use as a chemical production site, primarily in a core area near the center of the refuge. This was the largest urban wildlife refuge in the US system.
Design Description Bats were captured in mist nests to radiotag and determine species richness, relative abundance, and reproductive status. Nets were set along drainage canals, across small ponds and edges of lakes, and perpendicular to patches of treees and shrubs; all were set at or near ground or water level. The nets were set from sunset to midnight and monitored continuously.

The personnel involved in the project:

A. Lance Everett
  • Content Provider

Sampling Methods

Nets were set along drainage canals, across small ponds and edges of lakes, and perpendicular to patches of treees and shrubs; all were set at or near ground or water level. The nets were set from sunset to midnight and monitored continuously.

Study Extent In 1997 and 1998, we used mist nets to capture bats and to 1) determine local species richness and relative abundance, 2) establish roosting habits and locations , and 3) collect bats to evaluate organochlorine contaminant levels in local bats.
Quality Control We reviewed and verified that the values used in the dataset represent the correct range of values (e.g., sex=male or female). All data was reviewed for completeness and accuracy prior to publishing the results. A formal accuracy assessment of the horizontal positional information in the data set has not been conducted. A formal accuracy assessment of the vertical positional information in the data set has not been conducted.

Method step description:

  1. Data set is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract. Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for additional details.

Additional Metadata

Although some specimens were collected, that detailed information is not provided here.

Purpose In 1997 and 1998, mist nets were used to capture bats and to 1) determine local species richness and relative abundance, 2) establish roosting habits and locations , and 3) collect bats to evaluate organochlorine contaminant levels in local bats.
Alternative Identifiers e1d6517b-a0fd-4e7a-851e-74cdf6087c12
https://bison.usgs.gov/ipt/resource?r=usgs-fort-rma-bats-1997-8