Howdy All! Who’s excited for the 2014 Annual Grotto Meeting!?! We have lots to cover, including a precident-setting agreement between the USFS & the NRMG, loads of new gear (available to grotto members who need gear and non-local cavers), and … Continue reading
Our new website is up and running at nrmg.org! Our newest feature is a trip report submission form, enabling members to report bat observations, upload files and pictures, and we’re just getting started. A primary feature of the new site will be a user-searchable database for recreational caving opportunities in your neighborhood. Another will be member features that will allow you to easily connect with cavers in your area. The rollout will occur over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.
If you are a new member, don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you, and hope to meet you in person at our upcoming Annual Grotto Meeting at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. In the meantime, you aren’t missing any caving to speak of. Strap on your board or boards and get some turns in, we’ll keep you advised as to the changes ahead.
Thanks for supporting the Northern Rocky Mountain Grotto!
Hey guys, over the next few days our website will be undergoing some serious maintenance. In the meantime, many of the features of the site will be disabled or unavailable. We appreciate your patience; Hang with us as we roll out a “new and improved” site!!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list the northern long-eared bat as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The Service also determined that the eastern small-footed bat does not warrant listing. The northern long-eared bat is found across … Continue reading
Battle For Bats: Surviving White Nose Syndrome was produced for the USDA Forest Service by Ravenswood Media. It shows how government and private agencies have come together to search for solutions to help our bat populations overcome WNS. The short, 13-minute film can be watched here:
I hope you’re all loving life as summer begins to transition into fall. What better way to celebrate than with great company, crazy stories, and planning of future cave trips?
Please join me at the upcoming Whitefish Pub Night this coming Monday, October 7th. The fun kicks off at 6:30pm at the Mezzanine of the Black Star Draught House (Aka Great Northern Brewing Company).
If you’re not in NW Montana, perhaps you can make it for the Pub Night in Billings on Wednesday, October 9th. We’ll meet at Tiny’s Tavern, in the backroom, at 6:30pm.
Bring cool new gear to show off! Bring your girlfriend/boyfriend! Bring some cave pictures to share! Bring some upcoming caving plans! Bring some ideas! Bring a litany of questions! Just bring yourself and come have a good time.
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is hosting a cave cleaning for National Public Lands Day Sept. 28, 2103.
The park needs volunteers! Anyone can sign up, grotto member or not, but they especially need group leaders who have cave cleaned before. They could then supervise volunteers in different portions of the cave. The number of volunteers that can pre-register will be based on the number of supervisors that they can recruit.
The park will provide lunch, and they are looking for someone to do a program to benefit those who attended the project – either on Montana caves or the grotto.
The cleaning “how-to’s” will start at 9:00 am.; perhaps cave clean from 9:30- noon; lunch, then the program if someone is willing.
Please RVSP (ASAP!) to:
Rhea K. Armstrong
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
P.O. Box 489
Whitehall, MT 59759
Hello All, Unfortunately we have more news of spread into … Minnesota Tom Kline reports: I always hoped I would never have to send this email. But GD has been found in two locations in MN: Fillmore and St. Louis … Continue reading