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Caver Information and links


Cave contact information for New Mexico 

Lincoln National Forest Lincoln permits 
575-885-4181
Carlsbad Caverns NP Backcountry Caving
El Malpais NP Caving Info
New Mexico BLM General NM BLM Caving Info

Roswell Field Office
Private Lands Please go through GypKaP
to limit disturbance to landowners

WNS Information

2018 WNS update As of Sept 2018, New Mexico is now an "intermediate" zone, movement of gear is now based on county by county WNS/P.d. status.
USFWS Decontamination recommended procedures were updated in Sept 2018, for more information go to:https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/topics/decontamination

Always check your local permit requirements.

***NOTE:hot water standard for disinfection: maintaining clothing and gear submerged in hot water at a sustained temperature of greater than 55 degrees Celsius (131 F) for more than 20 minutes. IMPORTANT: This hot water disinfecting is done AFTER completing the usual cleaning with surfactant, such as Woolite, and removal of organic material.


SWR WNS Information archive
*NOTE* some of these may have been superceded by the new policy above
USDA Forest Service WNS Information
BLM WNS Information
 
 
National Park Service
WNS NM Interagency (Draft) Forms
(For SWR cavers interested in assisting)

Volunteer Assistance Form

Significant Bat Roost Form

Contact Donna Hummel to return Interagency Forms and discuss related WNS information
*Nov 8 2010 NM Interagency Meetings
NSS WNS Information
USGS WNS Information
USFWS Information
White Nose Syndrome.org
   

 


Other Links and Documents of Interest

NSS Information
   Cave Dilation Theory
Bats
Battle For Bats: Surviving White Nose Syndrome
Geology
White Mesa Springs
SWR
SWR Members Only
Cave Exploration Landowner Liability Proposed 2017 Legislation vetoed as Governor stated it was already covered.  (Apr 2017)
Dark Canyon Lookout Cabin Comments sought for plan to begin an overnight cabin rental program for the Dark Canyon Lookout Cabin and Tower on the Guadalupe Ranger District. (Mar 2016) http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lincoln/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD496598
Lincoln National Forest Planning Process The Lincoln National Forest is in the early stages of their Forest Plan revision.  Many of you are interested in the caves on Lincoln National Forest and may want to be part of their revision process.  Lincoln National Forest Plan Revision 2015-2019.
January 2016 Newsletter
Carlsbad BLM Resource Management Plan Revision Carlsbad BLM Resource Management Plan Revision

Other Forests plans in Southwest up for revision USFS Region 3 (Southwest) Forest Management Plans revision