bats en Forest Service Extends Cave and Mine Closures <p>The USDA Forest Service is extending mine and cave closures to help protect bats, in the fight against white nose syndrome. The disease is expected to spread to caves and abandoned mines in the Daniel Boone National Forest.</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 13:01:15 +0000 Dan Modlin 13276 at White Nose Confirmed in Smokies <p>Biologists in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have confirmed that two bats found in a park cave have white-nose syndrome. The fungus that causes the disease had been found earlier in the Smokies. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 03:15:00 +0000 Dan Modlin & Associated Press 9429 at White Nose Confirmed in Smokies