National Park Service
The national park system contains 397 units. 1 in 4 of these units have caves and 1 in 3 contain mines that can provide habitat for bats and other organisms. White-nose syndrome is threatening bat populations and conservation, as well as visitor use of recreational caves and the enjoyment of bats in NPS units. Bats also have an important role in ecosystem functions such as: eating insects, pollinating plants, dispensing seeds and serving as prey themselves; their conservation is vital.
WNS news from National Park Service
Resources from National Park Service
Fact sheet, informational material : Fact Sheet: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park: What is killing our bats? The facts about White-Nose Syndrome.
Fact sheet, informational material : Bats are dying at Mammoth Cave National Park
Presentation : National Park Service and Bat Conservation International: Bats in Buildings webinar (2012)
Map : WNS map 01/16/2013
Fact sheet, informational material : White-nose Syndrome of Bats