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As part of a project development and environment study to widen I-95 in South Florida, RS&H wildlife biologists collected 75 bats occupying the I-95 bridge over Glades Cutoff Road to identify the species for an Endangered Species Biological Assessment. The task was completed under a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Scientific Collecting Permit.
The team collected the bats using a 5.2-meter-high by 12-meter-wide and 38-millimeter mesh polypropylene bat mist net hung from the bridge adjacent to one of the expansion joints inhabited by the bats. The teamed determined the bats to be Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) before releasing them without harm.
Other environmental services conducted by RS&H for this project included:
Saint Lucie County, Florida
Florida Department of Transportation