The NSS began over sixty years ago as a collective of individuals interested in caves and caving. From the beginning, we recognized the need to protect the fragile and timeless environment, both above and underground. Conservation has always been a prime tenet of the NSS's foundations.
The NSS owns twelve preserves and manages one preserve owned by the Felburn Foundation. Each preserve is cared for by a local Management Committee. These committees report to the NSS Board of Governors, through the NSS Nature Preserves Committee, under the department of the Administrative Vice-President (currently, Geary Schindel).
Each management committee has overall responsibility for the upkeep, security, and general well-being of the property. As with most NSS functions, the Preserves rely on local cavers to provide the required labor.
Updates on the White-Nose Syndrome crisis in Bat Colonies
Another good source of information about Youth Groups is available in the following brochure, Youth Group Caving. This document was prepared by the Youth Groups Liaison Committee of The National Speleological Society.
Youth Group Caving... (100KB Acrobat file)
about the Preserves pages, please E-mail:
Gary Bush at email@example.com
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