Cave restrictions were put in place nearly a decade ago to protect hibernating bats from the deadly White Nose Syndrome.
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White Nose Syndrome has hit bats in Indiana hard, and experts say the worst is yet to come.
Indiana will use its share of the money to survey, monitor, and analyze data about the deadly bat disease.
The state is providing limited cave access as part of a pilot program. The caves were originally closed because of a bat disease called white nose syndrome.
The northern long-eared bat is found in Indiana, throughout the Midwest, Eastern U.S. and parts of Canada.
The number of female Indiana bats is expected to drop to less than 30,000 in the next decade.
White Nose Syndrome has killed some bats in Indiana, but experts say the number of deaths is lower than levels seen in the Northeast.
White Nose Syndrome is not only devastating news for researchers, but also for Indiana residents.