Caves closed to protect bats

RBC I National forests and grasslands in Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming have renewed forest orders restricting cave access as part of the Rocky Mountain Region’s white-nose syndrome management strategy. The purpose of the orders is to reduce the likelihood of the inadvertent spread of the fungus that causes the bat disease known as the […]

RBC caves remain closed

RBC I Regional Forester Daniel Jirón signed an extension to an emergency order today to restrict access to all caves and abandoned mines on National Forests and Grasslands in the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service (Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas). The intent of the closure is to minimize the risk […]

Emergency order to close caves, mines extended

RBC I Acting Regional Forester Jerome Thomas signed an extension to an emergency order yesterday to restrict access to all caves and abandoned mines on National Forests and Grasslands in the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service (Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas).