UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

Note that most events have been postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19 situation.

Fort Stanton Cave Science Conference


This conference has been postponed until 2021 due to global pandemic concerns. Consider submitting a preliminary abstract now to aid in planning. Revisions will be possible until late-summer of 2021.

The primary goal of this conference is to gather together the many individuals who have been working on various scientific and related aspects of Fort Stanton Cave (FSC) to share results, cross-fertilize their work with other investigators, and hopefully to stimulate more interest in scientific projects into the future.

With the discovery of the Snowy River passage in Fort Stanton Cave on September 1, 2001, FSC has emerged as one of the most scientifically significant caves in the west. A major publication has been produced by the Fort Stanton Cave Study Project titled 12 Miles from Daylight: Fort Stanton Cave and the Snowy River Discoverythat provides a wealth of background information about the cave. Ongoing and new scientific research adds valuable knowledge to the many scientific questions surrounding the cave.

Location information

801 Leroy Place, Socorro, New Mexico 87801, USA

801 Leroy Place
New Mexico 87801