Management of Subterranean Ecosystems in Extreme Environments
Nevada Highway 50
Ely, Nevada Weather & Forecast

Ely experiences a semi-arid climate and consistently remains much cooler than southern Nevada. Our symposium dates in October should deliver a very pleasant surface temperature... but it's always wise to be prepared for anything!

The Western Climate Center reports that average October temperatures are a maximum of 65°F and a minimum of 28°F.

Extended Forecast


Mostly Cloudy
Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. East northeast wind around 5 mph.


Cloudy then Scattered Rain Showers
Friday, May 24

Scattered rain showers after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.


Scattered Rain Showers
Friday Night

Scattered rain showers before 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.


Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms
Saturday, May 25

Isolated showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.


Mostly Clear
Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 34. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.


Sunny
Sunday, May 26

Sunny, with a high near 74.


Mostly Clear
Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 38.


Sunny
Memorial Day, May 27

Sunny, with a high near 80.


Mostly Clear
Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 43.


Sunny
Tuesday, May 28

Sunny, with a high near 82.


Partly Cloudy
Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.


Mostly Sunny
Wednesday, May 29

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.


Achemenides pectinatus, Image by Dr. Jean K. Krejca, Zara Environmental LLC

Cave ecosystems are often dependent on organic material carried in by water, which serves as the primary food source for the environment. In arid climates with minimal surface rainfall, the input of organic matter and nutrients into caves becomes limited, affecting the overall energy flow within these environments. The intricate interplay between surface conditions and cave biota presents unique management challenges for modern cave biologists. Image courtesy of Dr. Jean K. Krejca, Zara Environmental LLC.

Lily the Cave Bear

Cave Bear - Arctodus simus

Ely, Nevada's White Pine Public Museum features the skeletal model of a cave bear (Arctodus simus) that was discovered in a nearby cave in 1982. This extinct species inhabited North America during the Pleistocene epoch from about 1.8 Mya until 11,000 years ago. It was the most common early North American bear and is considered one of the largest known terrestrial mammalian carnivores.

The museum's collections also include an extensive mineral display of copper ore samples, petrified woods, and fossils of ancient marine life.

Symposium Merchandise

Campfire Coffee Mug

Stay up all night with our personalized ceramic coffee mug. This 13oz mug is perfect for school, campfire socials, marathon thesis proofreading, and all-night grant-writing sessions.

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JUNE 29, 2023
NCKMS Steering Committee Chooses Ely, Nevada as Host City for 2025 Symposium
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Belmont Mill Ghost Town

Belmont Mill Ghost Town

The ghost town of Belmont Mill was established following a silver strike in 1865. Other minerals, such as copper lead and antimony were also mined here. The boom brought in settlers and Belmont grew. The town boasted four stores, two saloons, five restaurants, livery stable, post office, assay office, bank, school, telegraph office, two newspapers, and a blacksmith shop.

As the price of metals fluctuated, so did the fortunes of the town. By 1887, several of the mines closed. Like many towns which are now ghost towns, this one lasted for only a short time.

Some of the buildings are still standing, including the courthouse, the Cosmopolitan Saloon, the Monitor-Belmont Mill, and the combination mill.

Registration

Advance registration for the 2025 symposium is expected to open in mid-2024. We will send an email to past attendees when that system comes online.

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