|Bat cave closures may be lifted|
|Monday, 16 April 2012 12:18|
The region includes Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska.In 2010, the Forest Service closed most access to caves and abandoned mines in the region to prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome, which killed millions of bats in the East. The ban was imposed out of concern that cavers might spread the disease. Forest Service spokesman Steve Segin says the current closure expires in July but could be renewed. Segin says it's unlikely that all caves would be opened since he says the disease is still prevalent.