7th U.S. National Cave Gating Workshop Announced

April 18, 2011

The 7th National Cave Gating workshop will take place at Bat Cave, in the Carter Caves State Resort Park in Kentucky from May 9th to 13th, 2011.

The workshop will focus on getting hands on experience with site management, material handling, safety, gate designs and placement, as well as construction techniques, and site restoration. The evenings will feature an informal lecture series covering such topics as bat gate evolution, the do’s and dont’s of gating, alternative closure options other than gates, cave microclimates, and different bat cave and mine assessment techniques. Evening field trips will also be offered to local sites to evaluate other gates and to observe different management techniques.

Bat Gate at Mine Entrance

Photo by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The workshop has been sponsored by Bat Conservation International, an organization committed to the conservation of the world’s bats and their ecosystems in order to ensure a healthy planet, in collaboration with the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission of the Kentucky State Parks.

For more information on attending this workshop, please visit Bat Conservation International’s news release Attend a Cave Gating Workshop.

Attend a Cave Gating Workshop [Bat Conservation International]

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