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Have some money lying around that you are dying to donate to a cave conservation group? Does your grotto need a place to send its " CAVE BUCKS"? The following is a partial list of cave conservation groups now in existence. For specific information on each group and their policies, please Contact them directly. More groups will be added to the list as we become aware of them.

To open the link click on the name. To get a brief desciption click on info
American Cave Conservation Association, Inc. (ACCA) Info Appalachian Cave Conservancy, Inc. Info
Butler Cave Conservation Society (BBCS) Info Indiana Karst Conservancy (IKC) Info
Michigan Karst Conservancy (MKC) Info Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy (MAKC) Info
Missouri Cave and Karst Conservancy (MCRC) Info National Speleological Society (NSS) Info
Northeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc. Info Pennsylvania Cave Conservancy Info
Southeastern Cave Conservancy, inc. (SCCI) Info West Virginia Cave Conservancy Info


American Cave Conservation Association Inc. (ACCA)

Web Site: www.cavern.org
Contact: David Foster, Director
acca@cavern.org
P.O. Box 409
Horse Cave, Kentucky 42749
Tel: (270) 786-1466
Fax: (270) 786-1467
Started: 1978
Controls: Hidden River Cave
Access: Tours



Appalachian Cave Conservancy, Inc. (ACC)

Web Site: www.acave.us
Contact: John Matthews
Appalachian Cave Conservancy, Inc.
397 Hemlock Springs Tri
Weaverville, NC 28787
Started: 1978
Controls: Perkins Cave and several other cave in Southwest Virginia.
Access: Caves are gated. Contact John Wilson.



Butler Cave Conservation Society (BCCS)

Web Site: www.nevtek.com/bccs-inc.htm
Contact: Nevin Davis
nwdavis@va.tds.net
HCR 03, Box 99
Burnsville, VA 24487
Started: 1967
Controls: Butler, Bobcat, Barberry, and others in Burnsville Cove, VA - is considering other areas.
Access: Limited to work trips or member led trips



Indiana Karst Conservancy (IKC)

Web Site: www.ikc.org
Contact: Bruce Bowman
Box 2401
Indianapolis, IN 46206-2401
Started: 1984
Controls: Six (6) Caves in Indiana
Access: Open - Issues Permits - contact Bruce



Michigan Karst Conservancy (MKC)

Web Site: www.caves.org/conservancy/mkc/michigan_karst_conservancy.htm
Contact: Michigan Karst Conservancy
mkc@caves.org
2805 Gladstone Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6432
Started: 1982
Controls: Two (2) Preserves in Michigan - 500 acres includes largest cave in state
Access: By written permission



Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy (MAKC)

Web Site: www.karst.org
Contact: Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy
info@karst.org
P.O. Box 52
137 East Campbell Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
Started: 1997
Controls: Owns 3 caves, leases 5 others
See the MAKC's Preserves page.
Access: By permit according to the management plans posted on their web site.



Missouri Cave and Karst Conservancy (MCRC)

Web Site: www.mocavesandkarst.org
Contact: Hal Baker, President
halbaker@fidnet.com
MCKC
P.O. Box 190456
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Started: 1992
Controls: Three (3) Caves Active Access
Access: By permit, detail on the web site.



National Speleological Society (NSS)

Web Site: www.caves.org
Contact: nss@caves.org
The National Speleological Society
2813 Cave Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35810-4413 USA
(256) 852-1300
Started: 1941
Controls: Nine (9) Preserves - soon to be ten (10)
Access: Open - check NSS Manual for specific requirements



Northeastern Cave Conservancy (NCC)

Web Site: www.caves.org/conservancy/ncc
Contact: The Northeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc.
ncc@caves.org
P.O. Box 254
Schoharie, N.Y. 12157
Started: 1979
Controls: Knox Cave, Onesquethaw Cave, Selleck Cave Preserve
Access: By permit - see the web site for details.



Pennsylvania Cave Conservancy (PCC)

Web Site: www.caves.org/conservancy/pcc
Contact: Kim Kehs
edandkim@easy-pages.com
Pennsylvania Cave Conservancy
P.O. Box 373
Neffs, PA 18065
Started: 1983
Controls: None
Access:



Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc. (SCCI)

Web Site: Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc.
Contact: Southeastern Cave Conservancy
join@scci.org
PO Box 71857
Chattanooga TN 37407-0857
Started: 1991
Controls: 49 caves on 21 preserves on a total of over 1000 acres.
Access: Generally open - see web site for details.



West Virginia Cave Conservancy (WVCC)

Web Site: www.wvcc.net
Contact: Jeff Bray
WVCC
jbray31706@aol.com
P.O. Box 243
Frankford, WV 24938
Started: 1997
Controls: Haynes Cave, Island Ford Cave, Lightners Cave, Lobelia Saltpeter Cave, McClungs Cave
Access: Permits requiredCall or write


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