Summer 2017 Quarterly meeting of the WCC

The summer meeting of the Western Cave Conservancy will by August 27 from 1pm to 5pm.  All are welcome to attend. 

The meeting will be held at the Bowers residence at:

Date: August 27, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: 4116 Loch Lomand Way, Livermore CA, 94551



Spring 2017 Quarterly meeting of the WCC

Quarterly meeting of the WCC

Date: 4/30/2017

Time: !:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where: Eileen Belan's house

1208 Rose Tree Way, Sacramento, Ca


Support the WCC through Amazon Smile

Would you like to help the WCC, but don’t have the time?  Would you like to donate money, but never seem to have extra at the time you are thinking about donating?  Or, would you like to help with no money and almost no time out of your day?  The WCC has an account with Amazon Smile.  Amazon Smile allows you to donate a portion of each purchase you make on Amazon to the WCC (i.e., Amazon donates money when you make a purchase).  This is at no cost to you and only takes a couple of minutes to set up. 

How to set it up:

1. Open a browser on the web and type in the address bar

2. Sign into Amazon using your normal login for Amazon

3. Scroll down to the section labelled “Or pick your own charitable organization:”

4. In the bar below the above title type “Western Cave Conservancy” and click “Select”

5. Select the button next to the Western Cave Conservancy.

6. Select “Yes, remember this as the default when ordering through Amazon”

That is it.  You are now donating money to the WCC each time you place an order with Amazon through that account.  Just remember to start your orders at .  You can opt-out at any time or change charities.  I’m not sure how it works if you do not have an account, but I am sure that it is a similar process.  We would very much appreciate your support in this manner where it costs you nothing and takes almost no time to set up.


WCC meeting on November 6, 2016

The November 2016 Western Cave Conservancy Meeting will be held in Livermore, at the join of the Diablo Range and Great Valley area of California. This meeting is open to everyone and we hope to have a good turnout this year.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

1:00-5:00 PM (attendees can start arriving as early as 12:30)

Mark and Sharon Bowers 4116 Loch Lomond Way Livermore, CA 94551 (925) 583-6042

More information in the Upcoming Events Section.


2014 Lehman Cave Lint Camp

The Western Cave Conservancy and the staff of Great Basin National Park will co-sponsor the 2014 Lehman Cave Lint Camp. Cavers are invited to participate in restoration activities in Lehman Cave in eastern Nevada on March 21 to 23, 2014.

The following is the tentative schedule that Gretchen Baker, Park ecologist and WCC Advisor, has provided:

Friday, March 21
Afternoon/evening: arrive; check in to park housing (we'll probably have a couple park houses. Participants will need to bring basic camping gear such as sleeping bag, pots and pans, towels, etc.). Refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, showers, and washing machines will be available.

In the afternoon/evening there will be potential cave trips or rope training in the maintenance shop.

Saturday, March 22
9 am: Meet at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center; lint camp training, divide into groups and work in different parts of the cave
12ish: Lunch (bring your own)
1-5ish: Lint camp work
5:30 pm: Potluck dinner/party/more rope training?

Sunday, March 23
9 am -12 pm: Lint camp work
12 pm: Lunch (bring you own)
1-3 pm: Talus Room tour
Late afternoon: depart or possible other cave trips

There's not many places to buy food, although the Border Inn in Baker has a small convenience store/cafe/motel and is open 24 hours. T&D's in Baker is occasionally open with a convenience store and restaurant.

Most all supplies are available in Ely (an hours drive way). For more about local amenities, visit

For more about the park, please visit

To register, please email