NSS Convention Granted Permit by the Bureau of Land Management
Following the lead of the U.S. Forest Service, The Bureau of Land Management has granted a special use permit to the National Speleological Society during their upcoming convention in Glenwood Springs, Colorado July 16th to 24th.
Three caves around the Roaring Fork Valley that are managed by the BLM have been opened up for tours. Stipulations are that there can only be between 10 and 12 visits, with no more than five cavers each visit. Each trip is also required to have a trip leader approved by the BLM.
According to the BLM, the caves granted the approval have “either no use or very limited use by bats”. Despite this, visitors are being be required to decontaminate their clothes and equipment due to the threat of White-nose syndrome.
For more information on the 2011 NSS Convention, visit nss2011.com.
BLM gives cavers access to caves [The Aspen Times]