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Highlighting Forest Karst Ecosystems

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

HOSTS: National Speleological Society American Cave Conservation Association Cave Research Foundation The Karst Waters Institute National Caves AssociationThe Nature ConservancyU. S. Forest Service U. S. National Park Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service CO-SPONSORS: British Columbia Speleological Federation British Columbia Ministry of Forests Northwest Caving Association Oregon Grotto of the NSS Northwest Chapter of the ACCA Northwest Cave Research Institute BC Parks Bat Conservation International Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Richmond Area Speleological Society Western Forest Products Limited    Terra Associates      MacMillan Bloedel Limited    Canadian Forest Products Limited    The Record , Gold River

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Final Schedule

Current as of 08/26/99

Tuesday, October 7, 1997

7:45 - 8:45 Continental breakfast/Break

8:45 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks, Orientation (Rob Stitt, Paul Griffiths, Janet Thorne, Dick Garnick)

Session 1 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Karst and Caves in British Columbia and Alaska

9:30 a.m. Bronwen Beedle Management for Karst Environments in British Columbia

9:50 a.m. Paul Griffiths Surface Inventory of Caves on Vancouver Island

10:10 a.m. Jonathan Rollins An Inventory of Caves and Related Karst Features in the Canadian Rockies, with Management Recommendations

10:30 a.m Martin Davis, Trudy Chatwin, and David Nagorsen Bat Usage of the Weymer Creek Cave Systems on Northern Vancouver Island

10:50 a.m.. - 11:10 a.m. - Break

11:10 a.m. James F. Baichtal Application of a Karst Management Strategy: Two case studies from the Tongass National Forest, Alaska

11:30 a.m. Tom Aley and Cathy Aley Role of the Epikarstic Zone in Temperate Rain Forest Management in Alaska

11:50 a.m. Stephen W. Lewis Alaskan Cavers Provide Basis for Karst Ecosystem Protection in the Tongass National Forest

12:10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch Break (Box Lunch provided with registration)

Session 2 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cave Use Management and Restoration

1:30 p.m. Elery Hamilton-Smith The IUCN Guidelines for Cave and Karst Protection

1:50 p.m. Elery Hamilton-Smith Monitoring Visitor Experience and Environmental Conditions at Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia

2:10 p.m. Rick Olson The Human Nature of Caving and Cave Conservation at Mammoth Cave National Park

2:30 p.m. Rick Olson, John Fry, Joe Meiman, Bob Ward, Scott Henrickson, and Jeff Bradybaugh Cave Entrance Management: Principles and Practice at Mammoth Cave National Park

2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. - Break

3:10 p.m. Jim Werker and Val Hildreth-Werker Restoration, Trail Designation, and Microbial Preservation in Lechuguilla Cave

3:30 p.m. Larry King Management Concerns in the Development of Rock Climbing Recreation Areas in Caves

3:50 p.m. Dale L. Pate Conservation/Restoration Efforts in the Caves of Carlsbad Caverns National Park

4:10 p.m. Jim Nepstad Surface Developments above Wind Cave - Surveying the Impacts

4:30 p.m. Rane Curl Entranceless and Nonproper Cave Management

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Reception in the Terrace Room of the Hotel

Wednesday, October 8, 1997

7:45 - 9:00 Continental breakfast/Break

Session 3 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Bats and Endangered Species

9:00 a.m. Stephen W. Lewis Roosting and Hibernal Ecology of Bats in Southeast Alaska's Karstlands

9:20 a.m. Mark Ludlow and Jeff Gore Conservation of Cave-roosting Bats at a North Florida State Park

9:40 a.m. Elery Hamilton-Smith and Brian Clark Bat Interpretation by Infra-red Imaging at Naracoorte World Heritage Area, South Australia

10:00 a.m. Jim Kennedy North American Bat Conservation Partnership

10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - Break

10:40 a.m. George N. Huppert and Betty J. Wheeler State Endangered Species Associated with the Spelean Environment

11:00 a.m. John Roth Biotic Carrying Capacity at Oregon Caves

11:20 a.m. Kenneth J. Kingsley Development of a Conservation Agreement to Protect Cave Invertebrates adn Obviate listing as Endangered Species in Bexar County, Texas

11:40 a.m. Julian J. Lewis and F. Allen Pursell Karst Conservation in Indiana: The Biological Inventory of Caves of the Blue River Bioreserve

Noon Mason D. Bryant, Ph.D., Douglas N. Swanston, Robert C. Wissmar, and Brenda E. Wright Salmonid Populations in the Karst Landscape of North Prince of Wales Island, Southeast Alaska

12:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch Break (On you)

Session 4 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hydrology, Cave Gating

2:00 p.m. Gabrielle K. Call, Tom Aley, and John Farr Use of Dye Tracing and Recharge Area Delineation in Cave Protection and Conservation on Private Land

2:20 p.m. Rane Curl and Ira Sasowsky Karst Water Institute - Karst Science Serving Groundwater and Biological Resources

2:40 p.m. Joe Meiman and Chris Groves Conservation Practices for the Improvement of Water Quality of the Mammoth Cave Karst Aquifer

3:00 p.m. Jim Nieland, David Anderson, and Chandra Madrona Christmas Tree Cave Bat Gating Project, Mt. Adams Ranger District

3:20 p.m. Robert R. Currie and Jim Petterson Protecting Stanton's Cave

3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Poster Session (posters will be on display throughout the week in the Sehome Room)

James F. Baichtal Karst Landscapes and Associated Resources: A Resource Assessment - Poster Presentation

Kent Carlson The Distribution of Troglobitic and Troglophilic Invertebrates in Southeast Alaska

Kent Carlson Invertebrate Habitat Complexity in Southeast Alaskan Karst Ecosystems

Kris Esterson Heceta Island: An Example of Karst Management in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska

Val Hildreth-Werker and Jim C. Werker Cave Softly . . . and Leave No Trace

Frank Hovenden and Betty Brooks Mountain Ladyslippers on White Ridge

John T. M. Lyles Advances in GPS Receivers for Locations in Densely Forested and Hilly Terrain

Bill Route, Tom Bemis, and David Roemer (Carlsbad Caverns National Park); Val Hildreth-Werker and Jim Werker (Southwest Composites and Photography) Methods for Monitoring Large Colonies of Mexican Free-tailed Bats

Tim Stokes Digital Cave/Karst Potential Mapping in Northern Vancouver Island: A Strategic Forestry Planning Tool

Margot GeislerProject Underground

4:30 p.m. Meeting of the National Symposium Steering Committee

8:00 p.m. Special presentation by Dr. Peter Huntoon, University of Wyoming. The Great Leap Forward - Deforestation Ecological Disaster in the South China Karst Belt

Thursday, October 9, 1997

Field Trips North Vancouver Island Departure - 7:00 a.m. (?)

Chilliwack Valley Departure - 8:00 a.m. (?)

Project Underground Workshop - 9:00 a.m. (?)

Friday, October 10, 1997

Session 5 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Cartography, Advanced Technology, Miscellaneous

8:50 a.m. Mike Yocum and Mike Wiles National Cave Survey Data Collection Standards

9:10 a.m. Jason M. Richards A New Map for Carlsbad Caverns

9:30 a.m. Steve Knutson Computerized Cave Mapping - An AutoCAD Example from Oregon Caves National Monument

9:50 a.m. Greg Passmore SpeleoMeshing: A Technique for High Definition Cave Surveys

10:10 a.m. Nathalie Doerfliger and Francois Zwhalen (Presented by Paul Griffiths) EPIK: Cartographic Method for Assessing the Vulnerability of Karst Aquifers for the purpose of Delineating Protection Zones

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. - Break

10:50 a.m. Robert R. Stitt Cave Conservation and Management on the World Wide Web: Part II

11:10 a.m. Rodney D. Horrocks A Synthesis of New Cave Lighting Design Concepts Using Low Voltage Lighting Systems to Light Developed Caves

11:30 a.m. Garry Petrie Restoration of the Caves of Central Oregon

11:50 a.m. Karen Griffiths Tourist Traffic in Wild Caves of Northern Vancouver Island

12:10 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch Break (On your own)

Session 6
Panel Discussions

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Panel discussion on forest practices on karst in temperate coastal rain forest.

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open discussion on other topics (e.g. oil and gas drilling in karst areas, cave user fees on public lands, etc.)

6:00 p.m. - Pre-banquet Hospitality Room Open.  No-host Bar.

6:30 p.m. - Banquet. Special Speaker - Dr. Derek Ford, McMaster University. The Limestone Imperative.