Annual NSS News Conservation Issue

LATEST NEWS: NSS News Conservation Issue — It's time to submit write-ups on cave and karst
conservation activities. Help produce a thorough
NSS overview of activities, conservation research, and cave/karst awareness efforts. This conservation issue will include the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for cave and karst conservation. Individuals and organizations using GIS in conservation-related activities
are encouraged to submit articles including pertinent photos, maps, etc.

Submit articles, updates, protection concerns, conservation opportunities, and kudos for individuals or groups to the NSS Conservation Co-Chairs, Jim Werker & Val Hildreth-Werker, werks@zianet.com

This issue will highlight conservation projects that are supported by GIS applications. (Bern Szukalski of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) is working with us for this year's conservation issue).

Send submissions before the end of the year. Submit conservation pieces from one paragraph to several pages, 100 to 1500 words. Please do not exceed 2500 words (or a 15,000 character and space count). Photos can be submitted as slides, prints, or e-files. Check the NSS News Submission Guidelines and Style Sheet available on the NSS website www.caves.org (We prefer to receive submissions by email before December 31, but the final deadline this year is January 20, 2004.)

·Special Kudos Section–If we receive enough kudo submissions, individuals and groups will be recognized for their service in cave and karst conservation. Please submit statements (15 to 250 words) describing
conservation accomplishments.

Please give notice that you plan to submit—send an email now.

Jim Werker and Val Hildreth-Werker, NSS Conservation Division
Co-Chairs,
PO Box 207, Cuna Cueva Hwy 27, Hillsboro, New Mexico 88042-0207.
Phone:
505.895.5050 Email: werks@zianet.com