For every cave-related decision, the foremost concern should
be protection of the cave resource. This new book provides ideas and practical tools.
Following an introduction, Part Two describes current
concepts and practices in cave conservation. Identifying/protecting cave
resources. Establishing limits. Monitoring impacts. Defining management
standards. Improving ethics. Part Three covers tools and proven methods for cave restoration
other than speleothem repair. Cleaning cave features. Removing artificial fill
and debris. Controlling organic nuisances. Organizing cave projects. Repairing
speleothems. Part Four covers speleothem repair. Nearly a hundred pages of appendixes include a
cave-protection act, sample management plan, sample agency cooperative
agreement, and a reference list.
Read a great reviewin the ACKMA Journal and published also in Caves Australia magazine!
Edited by Val Hildreth-Werker and Jim C. Werker 2006 ISBN 1-879961-15-6 xiv + 600 pages, softbound