|For every cave-related decision, the foremost concern should be protection of the cave resource. This new book, formatted in a handy field-manual size, provides ideas and practical tools.|
Part One describes current concepts and practices in cave conservation. Identifying/protecting cave resources. Establishing limits. Monitoring impacts. Defining management standards. Improving ethics.
Part Two covers tools and proven methods for cave restoration and speleothem repair. Cleaning cave features. Removing artificial fill and debris. Controlling organic nuisances. Organizing cave projects. Repairing speleothems.