Management of Subterranean Ecosystems in Extreme Environments
2023 NCKMS Conference
Social Networking Events
Management of Subterranean Ecosystems in Extreme Environments

The 2025 NCKMS production team recognizes the inherent value of informal interactions and spontaneous discussions that often occur outside the confines of our symposium's scheduled programming.

Networking breaks, coffee sessions, and social gatherings offer invaluable opportunities for knowledge exchange, allowing our participants to share practical insights, innovative solutions, and personal experiences. These informal settings foster a collaborative atmosphere where cave and karst management professionals may connect with their peers, forge relationships, discuss ideas, and help build a collective expertise and shared knowledgebase within our field.

During the 2025 NCKMS conference, we encourage all of our participants to actively engage in both formal and informal networking opportunities. We are working on several programs to help extend these opportunities and will announce additional details in the coming months.

Social Networking Events

2023 NCKMS Russell Cave

Multiple field trips on Wednesday will offer extensive networking opportunities for cave and karst professionals. That evening, when the busses return, we will all gather at the convention center for poster sessions in an informal setting. Image courtesy of Matt Selig, Indiana Karst Conservancy.

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Hydrographic Great Basin

Ruby Crest, Nevada

The Hydrographic Great Basin is a 200,000 square mile area of the American West that extends from the Sierra Nevada Range in California to the Wasatch Range in Utah, and from southern Oregon to southern Nevada. The entire basin contains what's called an endorheic watershed. All precipitation in this region evaporates, sinks underground, or flows into lakes. No water reaches the ocean.


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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