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November 2013

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Gretchen M. Baker Great Basin National Park 100 Great Basin National Park Baker, NV 89311, USA Gretchen_Baker@nps.govet al. AbstractA team developed the Cave Ecology Inventory and Monitoring Framework for National Park Service (NPS) units. It contains information for NPS cave managers across the United States to determine how to inventory and monitor cave ecology. Due to the wide geographical scope of NPS caves and their many different types, the document does not prescribe exact protocols. Instead, it provides guidance for what types of inventory and monitoring are possible, a framework for deciding how to prioritize inventory and monitoring activities, and references to specific protocols that are already in place at NPS cave parks. Open Access - Permission by Publisher See Extended description for more information.





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