This session focuses on caving, including speleological research, as a cultural and historical activity. The session examines caving in the broader context of the history and culture of human-cave relations.
The Conservation and Management Tuesday Talks include cave and karst conservation and management; minimum-impact, science-based decisions, stewardship; karst aquifer watershed protection; spelean habitat ecosystem findings; bat study updates; clean-caving ethics; WNS decon systems; as well as advancements in cave restoration, speleothem repair, and low-impact caving methods. Join us for lively speleological presentations and discussions exploring state-of-the art conservation solutions and …
West Virginia is home to multiple caves over 20 miles in length, five of which are currently being explored and mapped. Most of the talks will be about exploration, with some emphasis on geology and hydrology. Come learn what makes West Virginia caving unique and listen to the distinct challenges of West Virginia project caving. Come join the fun!
The U.S. Exploration Session presents exploration and survey conducted in caves and karst of the U.S. These pre-recorded sessions will be available the morning of July 28.
The international exploration session features presentations on exploration, mapping, and studying caves outside of the U.S. Past presentations have featured caves from all over the world, including Central America, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, South Pacific, and more! Emphasis is on current exploration projects.