Karst Specialist Association of BC

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We are an incorporated society of registered professionals and people who specialize in the study, exploration and management of cave and karst terrain features within the province of British Columbia. Our society assists in training and collaboration of Karst Specialists, we maintain an association member listing of qualified Karst Specialists and manage karst related data spatially.




Presidents Message

Association News




Safety Protocol

Karst Specialist Listing

Karst Data Warehouse

Karst Assessment Quick Start

Sinkhole Probing

Limestone Assays (members base line assays for various limestone areas)

Membership, Membership Application


Cave Classification Cards

Cave Classification Cribsheet

Visual consideration for karst features

Fires on Karst

University / Research: Cave Bacterial Sampling

What is a significant karst feature to you? In addition to the Forest Practices Branch of BC has set out on page 17 of the Karst Management Handbook for British Columbia

Click on the karst eggs below to see the needs of people interested in karst and what we should be mindful of:


To submit to the egg forum above send an email to the Web Administrator listed in the Director link above, with the egg name in the subject line.

Definition of terms

Photo Page

LiDAR is fast becoming the best tool for locating and analyzing karst terrain before commencing field assessments.