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Setting the Standard on Clean Gear in Western…

Cavers in California recently got the unwelcome news that Pseudogymnoascus destructans (the fungus that causes WNS) has been detected in California bats. Sadly, it’s a day that we all knew was likely to come sooner or later,…

National Cave and Karst Management Symposium

The Western Cave Conservancy will be hosting the National Cave and Karst Management Symposium meeting in 2025. This symposium will be held in Ely, Nevada from 6-10 October 2025. Additional information can be found at…

Summer 2024 WCC Board Meeting

Meeting info The next board meeting for the WCC will be on 18 August 2024 starting at 1:00 p.m. by Zoom and in person. The location to be determined. Please contact us for the Zoom…

WCC Conservation Grants Available

WCC Conservation Grants are intended to be used to maintain and conserve cave and/or karst features in the western USA, or to provide support for related scientific research efforts related to cave conservation in the…

Malheur Cave Graffiti Clean Up

The Malheur Cave Clean-Up Project took an amazing team of volunteers, hundreds of hours, andthousands of dollars (mostly for new hose) to complete. Every person who came out did an amazingamount of work, and was…

WCC Response to SEKI Cave Closures

In May, the WCC received a letter from Erik Meyer on the closure of SEKI caves. The WCC, along with a consortium of cavers in the community, are actively voicing concerns to the park. [su_quote…

The Caving Podcast

"The Caving Podcast" is a great monthly show by NSS caver Matt Pelsor -- and this month (March 2021), the WCC gets airtime! Check out the interview with Marianne Russo and Steven Johnson about the…