SCOPE OF WORK
KANAWHA RIVER NAVIGATION STUDY BAT FAUNA OF THE KANAWHA RIVER
Under this Scope of Work, the cooperator(s) will provide the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with a baseline survey of bats using the Kanawha River from river mile (RM) 0.0 at Point Pleasant, West Virginia to Kanawha Falls at RM 95.5. Comprehensive information on species composition, diversity and habitat usage of bats in the Kanawha River corridor is sought. Field work will consist of accepted bat sampling protocols, including mist netting. Project coordination of schedules and deliverables will be through the Service West Virginia Field Office (WVFO)
The cooperator shall acquire and review previous surveys conducted in the area and available literature on the importance of riverine habitats to species of bats potentially occurring in the project area. Effort will be sufficient in scope to assist in directing recommendations for survey needs and overall sampling design. Deliverables will include a list of available literature reviewed and a summary of overall findings within final reporting. Reconnaissance of the project area will be conducted by the contractor cooperator to familiarize the study team with the river mainstem islands, backchannels, tributaries, embayments, riparian and floodplain habitats of the study reach. Effort should be sufficient in scope to select sampling locations. Representative locations should be sampled in each river associated habitat, as appropriate. Sampling locations marked on 7.5 minute topographic maps and Corps of Engineers navigation charts, as appropriate coordinates of sampling locations should also be provided. Contractor Cooperator should record habitat descriptions and take photographs of each site. Site specific information on climatic conditions at time of sampling will also be recorded. Access to study sites will be largely coordinated by the contractor cooperator. Numbers and locations of sites will be as follows:
Level of effort per sampling site will be as follows:
Bat identification / permitting / banding:
A written report will summarize all literature reviews, reconnaissances, study site locations and characteristics, and all bat netting / telemetry data collected. All reports will be submitted in draft and in final forms. Two (2) copies of the draft documentation are required for review by the WVFO. The contractor cooperator will be responsible for revising the report to address review comments. One original and one unbound copy of the revised final report will be required of the Contractor cooperator with an electronic disk copy in WordPerfect or compatible format. All deliverables should be submitted by 1 September 2000.