Protecting Natural Resources For Future Generations
Citrus County, Florida. April - May 2010 - At the request of the staff of Florida's Division of Forestry, members of the Karst Conservancy worked to repair fencing at three biologically sensitive sites in the Citrus Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest.
At the first location, (a cave documented to contain a Southeastern Myotis bat roosting site) approximately 60' of chain link fencing that had been surrounding the cave's entrance was stolen. Replacement fencing was procured and installed by the Karst Conservancy.
At the second site, (also a significant bat roosting site and the home to an unidentified population of cave crayfish) the fencing surrounding the cave's large sinkhole entrance had been undermined and toppled by flash-flooding from recent heavy rainfall. Efforts were successful in resetting the fencing and installing additional support against future flooding.
A third location, (yet another bat and crayfish site) had its fencing cut and the top rows of barbed wire broken. Utilizing a come-a-long, members of the Conservancy were able to repair the fencing and re-string the barbed wire.