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ARA Winter Technical 2018
PLACE: Wheeler-Taft Public Library
7800 N. Schisler Dr.
Tucson AZ 85743
DATE: January 27, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 4:45pm
AFTER PARTY: Home of Robert and Rachel Buhr Robert and Rachel Buhr 6200 N Blue Blvd Tucson, AZ 85743
Abstracts are being accepted by ARA VP Brian McMillan
Brian McMillan 586-873-3136 email@example.com
CURRENT PRESENTERS (This list will be updated as more talks are accepted)
Tom Kaye – The connection between black smokers on the ocean bottom and soda straws
Benjamin Tobin, Ph.D. – Grand Canyon update (science and exploration)
Ray Keeler – Peppersauce Cave Restoration (2017-2018) and Coronado NF Agreement - Part 1
Paul Jorgenson - Grand Canyon Caverns: Temperature and Humidity Experiment Blase Lasala - Subterranean mapping using LiDAR Bradley Lusk, Ph.D. - Microbiology in Grand Canyon Caverns Devin Roden - Mine Exploration: A Technical Approach Kevin D. Webster, Ph.D. - The sources and sinks of methane in caves Mike Zawada - Caving in India with 2018 Expedition updates (NSS Convention presentation) Bob Zimmerman - Update on several 2016 Western Mappers projects, including historical background Bob Buecher - Scanse Sweep - Inexpensive ($750) 3D LIDAR Scanner for Cave Surveying Debbie C. Buecher - Long Distance Commute by Lesser Long-nosed Bats (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) to Visit Residential Hummingbird Feeders.
EXAMPLE ABSTRACT FORMAT ========================= Arizona Forests: Master Challenge Cost Share Agreements (MCCSAs) and Other Cave Management Ray Keeler, Central Arizona Grotto
A two year conversation between cavers and the Arizona Forests has been progressing in several areas, and 2015 is looking bright for further progress.
The Forests held an “All Arizona Forests Cave Management” meeting in Camp Verde in September, 2014 with two supporting field/training workshops. This went so well that they have decided to hold quarterly AZ Forests Cave Management meetings. The first is being held at the Tonto NF offices in Phoenix on January 22nd. The primary topic is MCCSAs, and implementation. Some and possibly all are expected to be signed in 2015. Currently, Master Challenge Cost Share Agreement Wording (MCCSA) is being reviewed by four Forests (Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Coronado, Tonto). We expect Supplemental Project Agreements (SPAs) are expected to follow.
Additionally, cave and karst management plans have been created and sent to five Arizona Forests. Modifications to Forest Plan revisions for caves and karst have been submitted.