4.  Abstract submission deadline extended to October 1, 2017

In order to provide attendees maximum flexibility in arranging travel and attendance for the 2017 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, we have extended the abstract submission deadline to October 1, 2017.  The deadline for submitting extended abstracts that will be included in the Proceedings has been extended to October 7, 2017.

3.  Early registration extended to October 14, 2017.

In order to provide attendees maximum flexibility in arranging travel and attendance for the 2017 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, we have extended early registration to October 14, 2017.  Onsite registration will also be available.

2.  Scholarships available for attending the Symposium

The George N. Huppert Scholarship Program is available to assist individuals in attending the 2017 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium. The scholarship program is open to all those involved in cave and karst management, and may be used to encourage papers as well as attendance. For example, students, people new to cave management, cave and land conservancy members, federal and state employees involved in cave management, and individuals with limited financial resources are all eligible for scholarships. Priority is given to applicants who will be attending the full symposium, and applications for day passes may not be considered appropriate.

More information about the program and instructions for applying for a scholarship is available here.

1.  Call for Papers

We are now accepting papers for NCKMS 2017. The theme for the Symposium is “An Ancient Land with Modern Problems”, with particular emphasis on management issues related to human impact on karst. However, we encourage oral presentations and/ or poster submissions on all topics related to the management of caves and karst resources. The deadline for paper submission is September 10, 2017. Visit the Presentation page on the website for more information.