Management of Subterranean Ecosystems in Extreme Environments
2023 NCKMS Conference
2025 NCKMS Schedule
Management of Subterranean Ecosystems in Extreme Environments

This schedule should be considered tentative & subject to change as our plans evolve. We encourage you to check back for upates.

Pre-Symposium Weekend

Saturday/Sunday - All Day
Workshop: Orientation to Cave Rescue

Hosted by Great Basin National Park & the National Cave Rescue Commission.

Sunday Evening: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Early check-in: Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

Monday, October 6, 2025

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

9:00 AM - 10:20 AM: Workshop 1: TBA

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Workshop 2: TBA

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

A list of local restaurants will be included in your program guide.

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM: Workshop 3: TBA

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Workshop 4: TBA

5:30 PM - Rockin' & Rollin' Geology Steam Train

Join us for a geology-themed ride on the historic Ghost Train of old Ely as we travel up through the Robinson Nevada Mining District. We're hoping to provide a light meal during this event, but haven't finished those details yet. Check back!

Tuesday, October 7, 2025

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

A list of local restaurants will be included in your program guide.

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Sessions

5:00 PM: NCKMS Steering Committee Meeting

7:00 PM
Howdy Party & Networking Social

Held at the Bristlecone Convention Center. This meal is included in your registration.

Wednesday, October 8, 2025

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

Busses will depart from the convention center. Lunch will be provided.

6:00 PM - Poster Sessions & Networking Social

After our field trips return, we're planning a networking social hour(s) and poster session at the Bristlecone Convention Center. Details TBA!

Thursday, October 9, 2025

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

A list of local restaurants will be included in your program guide.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Sessions

7:00 PM
Banquet Dinner & Keynote Speaker

Held at the Bristlecone Convention Center. This meal is included in your registration.

Friday, October 10, 2025

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Sessions

Saturday, October 11, 2025

Saturday - Travelling south to Las Vegas?
Warm Springs Natural Area

Warm Springs Natural Area is a 1,250-acre oasis in Moapa, Nevada, featuring more than two dozen bubbling springs, rushing streams and lush wetlands. It is also home to over 28 sensitive species and more than 200 species of birds. Operated by the Southern Nevada Water Authority, their mission is to manage the property as a natural area for the benefit of native species and for the recovery of the endangered Moapa dace.

Saturday - Travelling west to Reno?
Hidden Cave & Grimes Point

Hidden Cave is an archaeological site which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, as part of Grimes Point. The cave itself was formed around 21,000 years ago by the waves of rising Pleistocene Lake Lahontan. The cave has been excavated by archaeologists three times: once in 1940, again in 1951, and finally a large excavation in 1979-1980 by the American Museum of Natural History.

Precipitation Patterns

Snow on Wheeler Peak

Precipitation patterns are highly variable in Great Basin National Park. The wettest year on record at Lehman Caves was 21.2 inches of precipitation in 1982 and the driest year was 7.4 inches in 1953.

ELY, NV WEATHER

Overnight

Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Sunday

Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms then Isolated T-storms Isolated showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 5pm, then isolated thunderstorms and scattered rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. South wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night

Isolated T-storms Isolated thunderstorms and scattered rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

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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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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