NCC Mission

The Northeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc. (NCC) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to the conservation, study, management, and acquisition of caves and karst areas having significant geological, hydrological, biological, recreational, historical or aesthetic features.

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Join The NCC

Join us in our efforts to preserve caves and karst in the Northeast.
Photo Credit: Rich Lester

NCC Preserves

The NCC offers a wide variety of above ground and underground experiences.
Photo Credit: John Dunham


You can provide assistance even from the comfort of your own home.
Photo Credit: Christa Hay

The NCC currently owns several cave and karst areas, including:

NCC members assist in the exploration, survey, and protection of these natural resources, and manage them so you can explore them yourself.

However, cave exploration and hiking on karst terrain may involve risk or injury, even death from various hazards, both obvious and obscure, including, but not limited to, slippery and uneven ground, open pits, injury by acts of other people, falling, being struck by falling objects, becoming lost, the presence or sudden appearance of water, and hypothermia. All cave visitors will abide by the normally accepted rules of safe and conservation minded caving as outlined by the National Speleological Society, 6001 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, Alabama 35810-1122

NCC Events Calendar

Saturday, April 27th, 2019 10AM

Clarksville Preserve Work Day

Sunday, March 3, 2019

NCC Board Meeting
Dalton, MA

Sunday, December 9, 2018

NCC Board Meeting
Schoharie, NY

Saturday, October 20, 2018

NCC 40th Anniversary Dinner
Cobleskill, NY

September 23, 2018 10AM

NCC Board Meeting
Knox, NY