Karst Workshop Scheduled

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a Karst Workshop on September 7th & 8th.

What: Karst Workshop

When: September 7th & 8th, 9AM-4PM

Where: The Sharon Community Center (4017 Nicelytown Rd, Clifton Forge, VA 24422)

Who: Planners, resource managers, administrators, elected officials, and citizens are encouraged to attend.

The soluble limestone found in valleys and along mountain slopes in the Alleghany Highlands is home to a karst landscape with numerous sinkholes, sinking streams, springs and some of the largest caves in Virginia. These caves and the karst to which they belong are home to some of the rarest species on Earth and supply water for human and wildlife alike. At the same time, this karst landscape is sensitive to contamination and poses unique challenges for land development.

Participants will learn:

  • About karst phenomena and the underground life in the Alleghany Highlands,
  • The importance of these valuable yet extremely vulnerable resources,
  • Sensitivity of karst landscapes to contamination,
  • Development challenges that karst terrains pose, and
  • How we can use existing knowledge to live with karst and protect it.

Register HERE.

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