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Caver Information and links

Cave contact information for New Mexico 

Lincoln National Forest Lincoln permits 
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:

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*NOTE* some of these may have been superceded by the new policy above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


Other Links and Documents of Interest

NCKRI    Cave Exploration Landowner Liability Passed February 2019
NPS- Cave and Karst Publications
Beneath the Forest - USFS Karst Program
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