Outline and Contents
This outline of recommended elements and principles is useful for quickly forming and training cave saving teams, and for upgrading environmental and caving groups to help them become expert first responders. Consult this outline when you need to respond to karst threats on short notice.
The final draft will have a detailed outline – we are staying with major headers for this draft. Suggestions welcome!
Preface: The need for this handbook 4
Introduction: Responding quickly and effectively to a karst crisis 7
I. Discovery: Finding out what’s going on 15
II. Marketing: Getting your message out there 25
III. One-way informing: Tools to use 27
IV. Two-way communication, or negotiating 35
V. Preparing for challenges over the long haul 37
Appendices: Resources for cave and karst rapid response 38