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What is the National Cave and
Karst Management Symposium (NCKMS)?

The National Cave and Karst Management Symposium is a 5-day, technical conference specifically designed for cave and karst professionals and enthusiasts. The goal of NCKMS is to allow members of the resource management community to meet and exchange ideas to promote and advance effective management of cave and karst resources. NCKMS focuses on resource management / stewardship techniques, educational communication, and sustainability. Sessions will focus on both show cave and wild cave resource management.

Tentative Schedule

Monday October 19, 2015 9am-5pm Workshops
 
Tuesday October 20, 2015 9am-5pm Presentations at Cave City Convention Center
Posters
  7:30pm Howdy party at Diamond Caverns
 
Wednesday October 21, 2015 8:30-5pm Field trips
  7:30pm Mixer at Hamilton Valley Field Station
 
Thursday October 22, 2015 9am-5pm Presentations at Cave City Convention Center
Posters
  6:30 pm Banquet
 
Friday October 23, 2015 9:am-Noon Presentations at Cave City Convention Center
 

NCKMS 2015 Staff

Co-chairs:
Pat Kambesis – Cave Research Foundation
 
Rick Toomey - Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning
 
Jason Polk – Western Kentucky University
Facilities:
Pat Kambesis
Field Trips:
Rick Toomey
Logo:
John Oglesby
Proceedings:
Leslie North
Technical Sessions:
Shannon Trimboli
Treasurer:
Bob Hoke
Registration:
Leslie North/Bob Hoke
Web Page:
Charles Fox
Workshops:
Pat Kambesis


Sponsors

National Park Service

 




National Speleological Society

 

The Nature Conmservancy

 

Diamond Caverns

 

Cave Research Foundation

 

Lincoln National Forest

 

American Cave Conservation Association

 



EnSafe

 

Western Kentucky University

 



Crawford Hydrology Laboratory

 

Registration