Report a Cave

If you report a previously - unknown cave using the form below, you may be eligible for a free one-year ASS membership and some cool swag. If it turns out to be a discovery of some significance, you will also be consulted about the naming of the cave (there are certain conventions which need to be observed), and if you are both interested and sufficiently skilled / physically capable, have an opportunity to accompany our experienced cavers inside for some exploration!

Report a Bat

The Alberta Speleological Society supports the scientific study of bats and evidence-based conservation measures related to various bat species and habitats. Caves are one environment where bats may be encountered, although there are many other types of roosting site in Alberta. Most bat sightings in caves are of individuals or small groups, rather than of large – scale winter hibernacula, but either way, if you come across bats in a cave, it may provide valuable information for researchers, conservationists and recreational cavers. This information can help us to minimize habitat degradation, harmful energy-sapping disturbances during winter hibernation, and especially the risk of spreading deadly ‘White Nose Syndrome’ among bat populations. Please use the form below to let us know of your encounters with bats – but of course, do not touch them!

The Alberta Speleological Society is incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta and has bylaws that regulate the formal business side of the club, including the rights and responsibilities of membership, dues, the role of the executive Board, election procedures, requirements for meetings, rules for voting, etc. Elected executive positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary; other officer positions may be elected or appointed, such as Webmaster, Newsletter Editor, Archivist, Tacklemasters.  There are role descriptions for most ongoing positions, to help new incumbents understand their duties.

Katie Graham

President/Tackle Master: Calgary

Adam Walker

Vice President/Webmaster

Ken Smith

Secretary - Outgoing

Max Koether

Secretary - Incoming

Gavin Elsley

Treasurer/Memberships

Kevin Abma

Tackle Master: Edmonton

Ron Lacelle

Tackle Master: Jasper

Henry Bruns

Tackle Master: Crowsnest Pass

Charlotte Moller

Webmaster

Lisa Heffernan

Editor, Journal of Subterranean Metaphysics (JOSM)

Sima Chowdhury

Archivist

Tiffany Hassett

Conservation/Restoration Leader
Name Location Class Docs Pics Depth Length NTS
A Test Cave _ _ _ Yes Yes 696m 245m No
13th Avenue Holely Mountain None Yes No 248m 3113m No
40 Yard Cave Cowichan Lake None Yes No 24m 0m No
Acrophobia Fernie None Yes No 25m 87m No