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Western Region
of the National Speleological Society

The Western Region is an association of NSS grottos in California, Nevada, and Oregon. It promotes cave conservation, the scientific study of caves, exploration, and speleoeducation. The Region's grottos host the annual business meeting in the fall. The region publishes the California Caver to communicate information about regional activities, exploration, and research. The Western Region is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so dues and donations are tax deductible.

Annual Meeting and other events

Each year, one of the Region's grottos hosts an annual business meeting in the fall. Cavers from the region join together to discuss region business, plan activities, share issues of concern to the caving community, and discuss caves and cave related topics. In addition to the business meeting, the Western region periodically hosts speleoeducation and cave rescue seminars.

Western Region Electronic Mailing List

The Western Region has an electronic mailing list to enhances communication between the Region's cavers.

Western Region Grant Fund

The Western Region provides grants for scientific research and cave conservation.

National Speleological Society

The Western Region is an internal organization of the National Speleological Society. For information about the National Speleological Society, contact:

National Speleological Society
2813 Cave Avenue
Huntsville, Alabama 35810-4431
(205) 852-1300

Visit the NSS web site!

Cave safely and remember the NSS motto:

"Take nothing but pictures
Leave nothing but footprints
Kill nothing but time"

To join the Western Region

Submit a completed application with a check for $10 made payable to the Western Region of the NSS to:

Western Region Secretary/Treasurer
Gail McCoy
11910 Brookridge Dr. Saratoga, CA 95070

Individuals who join the Western Region can participate in region activities, receive the California Caver, but do not have voting privledges. Voting is reserved for the Region's grottos.

The Western Region of the NSS is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Region Officers

Ron Davis, Chair
PO Box 255666
Sacramento, CA 95865
(209) 351.1809

David Angel, Vice Chair 25383 Cariz Dr.
Valencia CA 91355
(661) 204-4715

Gail McCoy, Secretary-Treasurer
11910 Brookridge Dr.
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 865-1763

Chrissy Davis, Editor, California Caver
PO Box 255666
Sacramento, CA 95865

Warren Gross, Grants Chair

For more information about the Western Region, feel free to contact any of the Region's officers.

To learn more about the history of the grotto, see our timeline (in process).

The URL for this page is <http://www.caves.org/region/western/about.html>.
If you have any questions, comments, or corrections about this document, please contact: merrilee at merrilee period org
Last update: 15 January 2013