NCKRI uses this report series to publish informative guides to caves and karst areas, often in association with conferences. The reports are produced on a schedule whose frequency is determined by the timing of the conferences or other factors. This series is not limited to any topic or field of research, except that they involve caves and/or karst.
Field Guide 1: A Cross Section of Central Texas: Show Caves, Preserves and Private Property
By Dr. George Veni
This field guide was written for the 23rd National Cave and Karst Management Symposium for people interested in contrasting various landscape-wide and site-specific approaches to cave and karst management. Many styles of cave and karst management occur to meet the diversity and needs of each situation and setting. The styles also vary according to the type of ownership and general land use. This guide spotlights three styles of ownership/management.
Anyone using these guides is responsible for obtaining legal access to the properties described. Some properties, especially privately owned, are only accessible to conference field trips and for research under special conditions and are not open to the general public. All reports in this series are open access and may be used with citation. To minimize environmental impact, few or no copies are printed. These reports may be downloaded at no cost.