Cave conservation

Surveys and Applied Management for Federally-listed Bats and Co-occurring Stygobitic Fauna in Oklahoma

Stygobitic fauna surveys in Twin Cave

In 2017 the Ross Lab began to administer a long-running cave conservation project in eastern Oklahoma. This was a monitoring and disturbance-prevention project started by Drs. Keith Martin and Bill Puckette that had been working to preserve unique karst cave habitats since the 1970s.

A tricolored bat captured during regular monitoring surveys. At was fortunately not symptomatic of White-Nose Syndrome.