2003 Proceedings

Proceedings of the 2003
National Cave and Karst Management Symposium
Table of Contents
Articles are available on the web for your reference in PDF format.

Chairman’s Welcome


Ground Water Assessment

The Florida Aquifer Vulnerability Assessment Model: A Tool For Aquifer Protection In Karst Setttings
Jonathan D. Arthur

Investigation of Salinity Increases in Sulphur Spring, Tampa, Florida
K. Michael Garman, Sherry Garman, Jitka Hyniova, and Jakub Rehacek

“Through the Roof” Monitoring Water Quality In Manatee Springs
Thomas H. Greenhalgh, III

Results of Sampling for Selected Wastewater Constituents In Ground Water In the Silver Springs Basin, North Central Florida
G.G. Phelps


Resource Management

Florida Spring Glossary and Classification System
Rick Copeland

Management Controversies at Oregon Caves National Monument
William R. Halliday and Jay Swofford

Proactive Cave Management on the Hoosier National Forest
Julian J. Lewis and Kelle Reynolds

Using ESRI ArcPad to Inventory Cave Features
Jon Jasper

A Comprehensive Cave Management Program at Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Dale L. Pate



Gray Bat Trends in Missouri: Gated vs. Ungated Caves
William R. Elliott

Quantitative Real-Time PCR Assays of Bacterial DNA in Sediments of the Flint-Mammoth Cave System with Evidence for Nitrospira Spp. At Sites Undergoing Limestone Dissolution and Karst Aquifer Evolution
Rick Fowler, Eli Roberson, and Shivendra Sahi

Mercury and Methylmercury in the South Central Kentucky Karst: its Transportation, Accumulation, and Potential Effects on Vulnerable Biota
Kurt Lewis Helf, PhD

Development of an Index of Biological Integrity for Endangered Species Monitoring in Southern Illinois
Julian J. Lewis and Salisa Taylor Rafail

Mapping Presumptive Habitat for Subterranean Aquatic Species of Concern
Philip L. Moss and Thomas Aley

The Foraging Range of a Central Texas Cave Cricket, Ceuthophilus secretus (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae)
Steven J. Taylor, Jean K. Krejca, and Michael L. Denight



Going for the Gold Award: Girl Scouts, Cavers, and Government Working Together for Cave and Karst Sourcewater Protection
Joseph H. (Joey) Fagan and Jessica E. Fagan

National Cave and Karst Research Institute 2003: Working Through Partnerships Towards America’s Future
Louise D. Hose and Penelope J. Boston

Creative Partnerships for Water Quality in Karst Areas
Kriste Lindberg

The Importance of Education in Karst Protection: the Virginia Experience
Carol Zokaites and Wil Orndorff



Restoration, Not Just Conservation, of Bat Caves — Need, Methods, and Case Study of a Myotis Sodalis Hibernaculum
Jim Kennedy

Don’t Mess With Mammoth Days in the Pike Spring Basin of Kentucky
Rick Olson

Ecosystem Management and the Idea of Cave Wilderness In Protecting Karst Resources
Patricia E. Seiser, PhD

Developing Conservation Sites for Virginia’s Significant Caves
Wil Orndorff


Poster Sessions

The Western Kentucky University Source Water Protection Program: Educating Water Resource Managers and the Public about the Vulnerability of Rural Karst Drinking Water Supplies
Chris Groves, Elizabeth Robb, John All, and Pat Kambesis

A Systems Approach for the Understanding of Agricultural Contaminant Sources and Transport within a Karst Groundwater Drainage Basin
Patricia Kambesis

Survey of Microbial Diversity within Wind Cave Using DNA Analysis, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota
Rolland E. Moore


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