Alaskan Caver

Alaskan Caver

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Alaskan Caver
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Alaskan Caver
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Alaska Caver
Pease, Chuck
National Speleological Society (Alaskan Cave Areas Conservation Task Force)
National Speleological Society (Glacier Grotto)
University of Alaska Southeast (School of Arts and Sciences)
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Contents: Calendar of Events -- N.S.S. Information and Pamphlet -- Gull Rocks SeaCaves / Rich Hall -- Alaska Cave Potnetial research - Current Status / Rich Hall -- April Meeting.
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Vol. 5, no. 3 (1980)
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See Extended description for more information.

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Vol. 5, No.3 MAYJUNE 1980


CALENDAR OF EVENTS June 19 July 5-6 July 17 July 20-26 July 28-Aug.l August 21 Aug.24-Sept. 1 September 18 October 16 November 20 December 18 Glacier Grotto Meeting. The program will be an NSS slide show on Cave of the Winding Stair. Meetings are held in room 31 2 Grant Hall, Alaska Pacific University at 7:30 pm. Homer/ Kachemak Bay seacave trip. Trip leader is Sydney Jenkins 274-0805. Glacier Grotto Meeting. Meetings are held in room 312 Grant Hall, Alaska Pacific University at 7:30 pm. Hike in the White Mountains to look for caves. The Tolovana Limestone is up te several thousand feet thick in this area and is known to be cavernous in the Minto area. {See V 3 /# 2 of the Alaskan Caver for description of the area) The trip will entail a twenty mile hike in on the White Mountain Trail to get to the base of the mountains and climbing around on the mountains the rest of the time. Contact Rich Hall at 333-2090 as soon as possible if you are interested. N SS Convention in White Bear Lake, Minnesota (see p 51, NOTE : we need a representative at the convention; if you plan to go please contact Jay Rockwell at 277-71 50. Possible trip to check out Devonian Limestone in the Mentasta Lake area, Check with Rich Hall if you ate interested. Glacier Grotto Meeting. The program will be an NSS slide show on Caving Safety. Annual Lahr Day Chitistone Valley cave trip. Glacier Grotto Meeting. Glacier Grotto Meeting. The program will be an NSS slide show. Glacier Grotto Meeting. Glacier Grotto Meeting. The program will be an NSS slide show. The ALASKAN CAVER is a periodic publication of the Glacier Grotto of the National Speleological Society. Subscriptions are free to members. Membership dues are 53 per annurn. Dues can be sent to Sydney Jenkins at Box 4-2917, Anchorage, AK 99509. Copyright 1 980 by Glacier Grotto. Material not copyrighted by individuals or other groups may be copied by other NSS publications provided credit is given to the ALASKAN CAVER and a copy of such publication is sent to the editor. Editor: Richard Mall Pubiisher: David Moll GROTTO OFFICERS President Julius Rockwell V. President David Street Secretary Richard Hall Treasurer Sydney Jenkins At Large David MolJ NATIONAL SPELEOLOGICAL SOCIETY The Glacier Grotto Is a chapter of the National SpeleoEogicaI Society and as such I felt it was worthwhle to plug the NSS in the Alaskan Caver, The NSS provides numerous benefits to members. Bits of information on National and International caving topics in the Alaskan Caver are often taken from NZS publicetions. Many of the s!ide shows at Glacier Gro:to meetings are ordered from the NSS at very reasonable rates. The annual NSS Convention is a week chock full of caving information, caving activities and cavers and is well worth the trip. This issue of the Alaskan Caver is devoting two pages to the N55 and two pages to the VSS Convention near ,Minneapolis IM N July 28 August I 1980 for non-NSS cavers in Alaska as an invitation to join --but please not at the expense of joining the Glacier Grotto, we need your membership too.


TYPES OF MEMBERS W AND ANNUAL DUES NSS POLICY Regular (Age 17 and owr): All membership privileges as well as monlhly publication NSS News, quarterly publication NSS Bulktin ................................. 515.00 Associare: Non-voting. For all under 17 and, if they wish, non-U.S. citizens living abroad and lull-time students S l0.M Family Member (regular): Another adult in a Regular (or higher) Memkr's ~rnrnediate family may obtain Regular Mcmkrship privileges without puhlicarions ....... 54.00 Family Member (Assariare): Another adult in a Asswiate Member" immediate family. or a child under 17 of any member, may obtain membership without the right to vote, to hold office. or receive publications ....... $4.00 Sustaining: All membership privileges (S35 credit toward Life membership untll nine-tenths of total payment is reached ..................................... 550.00 fife Membership: All membership privileges ........ $350.00 Glfi: May be given by any NSS Mcmber (the donor shall be responsible for familiarizing the new member with thc NSS Conservation Policy). Ordinary rates apply. Insrirurional: (Educational and scientific institutions, ........................ commercial caves, etc.) $25.00 Subscriptions: NEWS and BULLETIN (Libraries) ... 518.00 NEWS (Only) % 10.00 BULLETIN (Only) f 10.00 MAILAPPUCAITON AND DUES TO: NATIONAL SPELEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, INC. CAVE AVENUE HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 35810 FOR CAVE CONSERVATION The National Speleological Society believes: That caves have unique scientific, recreational, and scenic values; That these values are endangered by both carelessness and intentional vandalism; That these values, oncc gone, cannot be recovered; and that the responsibility For protecting caves must be assumed by those who study and enjoy them. Accordingly, the intention of the Society Is to work for the preservation of cavcs with a realistic policy supported by effective programs for: the encouragement of self-discipline among cavers; education and research concerning the causes and prevention of cave damage; and special projects, inciuding cooperation with other groups similarly dedicated to the conservation of natural areas. SpecificalIy: All contents of a cave-formations, Iife, and loose deposits-are significant for izs enjoyment and interpretation, Therefore, caving parties should leave a cave as they find it. They should provide means for the removal of waste; limit marking to a few, small and removable signs as are needed for surveys; and, especially, exercise extreme care not to accidcntally break ar soil formations, disturb life forms or unnecessarily increase the number of disfiguring paths through an area. Scientific collection is professional, selective and minimal. The collecting of mineral or biological material for display purposes, including previously broken or dcad specimens, is never justified, as it encourages others to collect and destroys the interest of the cave. The Society encourages projects such as: establishing cave preserves; placing entrance gates where appropriate; opposing the sale of speleothems; supporting effective protective measures; cleaning and restaring over-used caves; cooperating with private cave owners by providing knowledge about their cave and assisting them in protecting their cave and property from damage during cave visits, and encousaging commercial cave owners to make usc of their opporh~nity to aid the public in understanding caves and the importance of their conservation. Where there is reason to believe that publication of cave locations will lead to vandalism before adequate protection can 'be established, the Society will oppose such publication. Ix is the duty of every Society member to take persona[ responsibility for spreading a consciousness of the cave conservation problem to each potential user of caves Without this, the beauty and value of our caves will not long remain with us. 1 Are you interested in CAVES? NATIONAL SPELEOLOGICAL SOCIETY affdiated with the American Association For The Advancement Of Science

Contents: Calendar of
Events --
N.S.S. Information and Pamphlet --
Gull Rocks SeaCaves / Rich Hall --
Alaska Cave Potnetial research Current Status / Rich
Hall --
April Meeting.


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