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North American Bat Monitoring Program



The North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) community in ScienceBase is an application developed to support a multi-national, multi-agency coordinated bat monitoring program across North America. The overall NABat effort provides the biological, administrative, and statistical architecture for coordinated bat population monitoring to support regional and range-wide inferences about changes in the distributions and abundances of bat populations facing current and emerging threats. To download shapefiles of the NABat Master Sample click on the desired sample frame below. NABat master sample grids for Continental United States NABat master sample grids for Canada and Alaska

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Tim Kern

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complete_conus_mastersample_10km_attributed.CPG 9 Bytes application/unknown
complete_conus_mastersample_10km_attributed.shp.xml 1.29 KB application/xml
complete_conus_mastersample_10km_attributed.prj 423 Bytes application/unknown
complete_conus_mastersample_10km_attributed.shx 1.02 MB application/unknown
complete_conus_mastersample_10km_attributed.shp 25.52 MB application/unknown
complete_conus_mastersample_10km_attributed.dbf 266.7 MB application/unknown


The purpose of the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) is to create a continent-wide program to monitor bats at local to rangewide scales that will provide reliable data to promote effective conservation decision-making and the long-term viability of bat populations across the continent. The program seeks to define a statistically robust continent-wide sampling framework for the collection of bat monitoring data; provide recommended field protocols for colony count and acoustic monitoring data collection; provide statistical analyses of status and trends in populations at national and regional scales using the most appropriate and robust methods available; provide periodic “State of North America’s Bats” reports that assess the status and trends of bats in relation to current and emerging threats; and continually assess the monitoring program and adjust protocols, sampling designs, and analyses as necessary.


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