8:01 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Forest Service Extends Cave and Mine Closures

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.

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Bat Malady in Park Cave
10:15 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

White Nose Confirmed in Smokies

Smoky Mountains National Park
National Park Service

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.

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