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Welcome to N.C.K.M.S. 

  The National Cave and Karst Management Symposia are important forums for promoting, advancing, and sharing concepts in effective management of cave and karst resources.

  The symposia provide an opportunity for practical synergy amongst people from diverse backgrounds, professions, and interests. New techniques are discussed, issues addressed, solutions developed, and effective working relationships formed to help protect and conserve caves, cave ecosystems, water resources and karst lands.

   2013 NCKMS Symposium

NCKMS: A Changing Climate
4-8 November 2013
Carlsbad, New Mexico

"NCKMS: A Changing Climate" reflects this symposium’s theme, not just on how climate change is or might impact caves and karst systems, but the changing attitudes, laws, funding sources, or other factors which are crucial to cave and karst management. We expect an exceptional group of papers for this symposium, and are planning an exceptional list of events.

This 20th NCKMS is being hosted by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute in close partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service (including staff from Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National parks), and the U.S. Forest Service. Learn more at the 2013 Symposium website.

We look forward to seeing you in Carlsbad, New Mexico, in 2013.



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