eastern deciduous forests, recent evidence suggests that similar fatality rates may occur in some agricultural and grassland regions. Bats in other regions of the country that have high wind capacity and are currently undergoing rapid wind-energy development (e.g., southwestern United States), where some of the largest bat colonies in North America are known, may be at considerable risk from wind-energy development during both migratory and maternity periods. Projected development of wind-energy facilities throughout the United States should be evaluated for cumulative impacts on different species considered at risk.



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