WVC 20 - 7 A- 4
§20-7A-4. Biological policy; penalties for violation.
It is unlawful to remove, kill, harm or disturb any plant or
animal life found within any cave: Provided,
collecting permits may be obtained from the director as provided
in section fifty, article two of this chapter. Gates employed at
the entrance or at any point within any cave shall be of open
construction to allow free and unimpeded passage of air, insects,
bats and aquatic fauna. A person who violates any provision of
this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than two hundred
dollars nor more than five hundred dollars and in addition
thereto, may be imprisoned in the county jail for not less than
fifteen days nor more than six months.