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Highlighting Forest Karst Ecosystems

October 7-10, 1997, Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A

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The Proceedings have been printed and are being mailed out. If you have moved, please e-mail your new address ASAP!

The 13th National Cave Management Symposium was held as an International U.S. Canadian Symposium in the beautiful Pacific Northwest October 7-10, 1997. The Theme of the Symposium was Highlighting Forest Karst Ecosystems. This was an international symposium with participation from both Canada and the U.S. as well as the rest of the world. We emphasized Karst Management as well as Cave Management because in the temperate forest regions of Western Canada the two are very much interrelated. Although this was the primary theme of the symposium, we did not limit papers to this topic and in fact strongly encouraged papers on other cave and karst related topics. The Symposium was held at the Lakeview Best Western in Bellingham, Washington, with field trips to the Port Hardy area on northern Vancouver Island in Canada and to the Chilliwack Basin just north of the US Border on the Mainland. Pre- and Post-Symposium Field trips were planned for the Tongass National Forest in Alaska and the Mt. St. Helens are in Southern Washington.

Current Status of Proceedings on October 23, 1999.  They are complete and the Printing is complete.  I've received copies here in Seattle from the printer.  The current plan is to mail copies to all recipients within the next two weeks.  I sent out an e-mail on October 22 to all addresses that were submitted at the symposium, asking for updates.  If you got one of those and haven't sent it back yet, please do so ASAP.  A postcard to all addresses not having e-mail, as well as those with bounce messages, will go out in a few days.  If you have moved, and didn't get an e-mail, please email Rob Stitt immediately with your new address.  Also with your changed e-mail address.  mailto:  rstitt@wingedseed.com

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A copy of the final Title Page and Table of Contents is posted here.  Review it before you buy.

This page will be continually under construction and will grow into a complete information web about the 1997 Symposium as the planning and implementation of the Symposium proceeds. Your participation in the planning process is encouraged. For those of you already on the Organizing Committee, a new web page has been established containing planning information, etc. The next Planning Meeting will be held in Bellingham in late October or early November to finish up the loose ends. (Probably November 15, depending on some other caving activities).

Prepared by: Rob Stitt, President, NSS Cave Conservation and Management Section and U.S. Co-Chair, 1997 Symposium Organizing Committee.

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