After the deadly white-nose syndrome was found in a bat in the state of Washington, Idaho is stepping up protections against the fungus.
Idaho Fish and Game says it’s working to prevent the fungus from coming here, while at the same time, making preparations in case it does show up, like creating an inter-agency response plan for Idaho.
The Department says there are 14 bat species living in the state. At least half hibernate here. White-nose syndrome is known to kill hibernating bats.