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Edited by Val Hildreth Werker & Jim C. Werker
Cave Conservation and Restoration

National Speleological Society, 2006
Format: 178 x 254 mm, 600 pages with 16 pages of color photos, Softbound.


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This new manual provides ideas and practical tools for the protection of cave resources.

For every cave-related decision, the foremost concern should be protection of the cave resource.




Part One describes current concepts and practices in cave conservation. Identifying/protecting cave resources. Establishing limits. Monitoring impacts. Defining management standards. Improving ethics.


Part Two focuses on tools and proven methods for cave restoration and speleothem repair. Cleaning cave features. Removing artificial fill and debris. Controlling organic nuisances. Organizing cave projects. Repairing speleothems.