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Forest Service asks cavers to stay out to prevent bat disease

May 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

CUSTER (AP) Officials with the Black Hills National Forest are asking cave enthusiasts to continue honoring a 2-year-old closure of about 200 caves and old mines designed to prevent the spread of a deadly bat disease.
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Forest Service considers re-opening bat caves

April 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) The U.S. Forest Service is considering lifting a two-year closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and several other states after imposing it in an effort to halt a deadly fungal outbreak that affects bats. Continue Reading