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 dating back to the first issue in 1998, are available as downloadable PFD files.
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]
Given the importance of cave crickets to subsurface ecosystems monitoring of their entrance populations can provide park managers with an early warning of potential trouble with cave ecosystem health.
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
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...
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]
Park Cave & Karst Resource Summaries
2012 Interagency Agreement
2013 Cave Research Foundation / National Park Service Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Last Updated: October 07, 2015