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The California Caver

About the California Caver

The California Caver is the publication of the Western Region of the National Speleological Society. Consequently, material submitted for inclusion in the California Caver should have regional appeal and not just be of interest to one grotto. The subscription rate for the California Caver is $10 per year. All subscriptions and address changes should be sent to Fofo Gongalez, Secretary-Treasurer, 114 Casentini St. Apt. A, Salinas, CA, 93907, secretary.nsswest@gmail.com. Checks should be made out to the Western Region of the NSS. Or, simply print out and mail this application.


The California Caver is published quarterly, in February, May, August, and November. Submission deadline is by the 10th of the month prior to publication.

Material Content

Articles submitted to the California Caver which emphasis activities or projects in the Western Region will be given priority for inclusion in the next edition. Typical projects include: survey and cartography work, restoration efforts, cave inventory studies, hydrologic modeling and dye traces, karst geology and sedimentology, photographic monitoring, conservation and gating work, speleoeducation and training seminars, and new cave discoveries in the region. In general, submissions to the California Caver should be original material which has not previously been published. However, articles with a historical nature from the library archives or other sources, material which was originally published with a limited distribution, or items which have been revised or substantially reworked will be considered for inclusion. Trip reports are not generally desirable for publication in the California Caver.

Submission of Material

All material intended for publication, including new items, articles, maps, prints, or slides, should be sent to the editor: Elaine Garvey, PO Box 2282, Menlo Park, CA 94026, editor.nsswest@gmail.com

Material for submission may be sent electronically to mproffit at nyx period net. Text can be transmitted electronically in a variety of formats, including Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), ASCII text. The editors can accommodate a variety of other formats, but please check in advance of submission. Digital illustrative files can also be transmitted in a variety of formats, but the editors would prefer the richest quality original and unaltered format. Please check with the editors to see what's preferable.

Editorial Corrections

The editors reserve the right to make spelling, grammatical, and formatting changes to articles submitted for publication. Please adhere to the standard rules of English grammar when submitting material intended for publication. Please do not use slang, abbreviations, or contractions in articles; spell out the word or words in question. Technical jargon which is not specifically related to caving should be explained in the article or a list of terms should be included with the article intended for submission.

Opinions expressed within are not necessarily those of the editors, the California Caver, the Western Region, or the National Speleological Society. Except for items specifically copyrighted, any material may be reported by other internal organizations of the NSS without prior permission, provided proper credit is given to the California Caver and the author of the article.

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Last update: 30 October 2008