Management of Subterranean Ecosystems in Extreme Environments
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Social Media & Online Promos
We need your help to promote the 2025 NCKMS in Ely, Nevada

If you're engaged on social media, or in an email group involved in cave or karst resource management, we'd appreciate your help in getting the word out to the industry.

The biennial National Cave & Karst Management Symposiums are run by an all-volunteer production team and steering committee. This helps us keep the costs low so we may accommodate more participants, but it also means we need your help to promote the conference!

Here are a few ways you can help!

Social Media

We'll be using the hashtag of #nckms2025 in all of our posts. Feel free to cross-post any pages from this website into your social media feeds - including the hashtag!

Sometime in the next few months, we hope to start a monthly contest to give away some free stuff to people who help "spread the word"! (pro tip: we'll be looking for that hashtag!). If you want to participate in this, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.

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Media Library

Pleasse feel free to refer our media collection to any grotto or trade publication editors involved in cave or karst management. Additional material will be added over the coming months.

Media Library

Much like any volunteer-led non-profit, NCKMS events run on a limited budget. We would appreciate any efforts you might provide to help us promote this event to your network of industry professionals and also to your caver friends who might have an interest in the symposium.

We invite you to check our our media library at:

Material in our library collection may be freely reprinted by any internal organization of the National Speleological Society. We would also be happy to provide this resource to any trade publications or websites that might be relevant to the symposium.

We'll add more material to the collection in the coming months. Please be sure to check back for updates.

Great Basin National Heritage Area

Lehman Caves mural in downtown Ely

Established by congress in 2006, the Great Basin National Heritage Area is a federally designated National Heritage Area in White Pine County, Nevada and Millard County, Utah. The area was defined to recognize and promote the scenic and cultural resources associated with this central portion of the Great Basin.

In 2016, concurrent with the NSS Convention in Ely, the heritage area's partnership arm helped fund a mural recognizing Absolom Lehman's explorations in the Lehman Caves of Great Basin National Park. Designed by NSS cave artist, Carolina Shrewsbury, the mural is now permanently installed on Highway 50 in downtown Ely.

The National Heritage Area includes Great Basin National Park and portions of Humboldt-Toiyabe and Fishlake National Forests, as well as Fort Deseret, Sevier Lake and the Topaz War Relocation Center.


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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