"Preserving bat habitat wasn’t simply a design requirement to be checked off; its successful implementation is critical for California’s Central Valley farmers. Tulare County leads the nation
in agricultural production—$8.1 billion in 2014—and nearly half those earnings are generated from fruit and nut commodities. Bats annually save the farmers in this region millions of dollars by consuming prodigious amounts of harmful insects, protecting the crops and thereby reducing the
amount of pesticides entering the ecosystem. Protecting the bat habitat is crucial to the region’s well being. Luckily, our bug-loving friends have found cozy digs in their new home."