DECISION MATRIX TOOL
Abandoned limestone mine in West Virginia. Photo by Jim Kennedy. © Bat Conservation International
We assume that you have gathered adequate information to properly use this decision matrix to determine whether a closure is warranted and what type of closure is appropriate. Comprehensive project planning should be completed during the pre-survey, planning phase. Timelines should be established so that all location, survey and construction activities are appropriately timed and realistically attainable.
— Adapted from the BCI publication Managing Abandoned Mines for Bats.