For the more information about the geologic resources of the National Park Service, please visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/.
Inside Earth Newsletters
PDF versions of the National Park Service's cave resource management newsletter datng back to the 1998 first issue are available as downloadable files. Learn more...
New Publication - Report
This framework provides managers with tools to determine variability and long-term trends in cave biota. It also helps cave managers prioritize monitoring activities and provides guidance on conducting in-cave monitoring work by promoting safe and sustainable methods. [PDF 2MB]
Caves of the National Parks Poster
Caves are diverse, fascinating, and rich in resources and a valuable part of our geologic heritage. This classroom poster helps students learn about Caves of the National Parks and why caves are important. Download PDF...
2009 Park Cave posters
Produced by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, this report indicates that 191 parks should have caves and/or karst features, and provides observations and recommendations based on a recent survey of park units with cave and karst resources. [PDF 1MB]
An Inventory of Paleontologicial Resources Associated with National Park Service Caves
NPS Geologic Resources Inventory
Park-specific geologic reports and digital geologic map data are available for many parks as free downloadable files. Learn more...
Park Cave & Karst Resource Summaries
2012 Interagency Agreement
2013 Cave Research Foundation / National Park Service Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Last Updated: May 11, 2015