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

Volunteer

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

July 29th, 2017

Thacher Park Work Day
Meet between 9 and 10AM, Hop Field @ Thacher Park

August 19th, 2017

Thacher Park Work Day
Meet between 9 and 10AM, Hop Field @ Thacher Park

September 24th, 2017

NCC Board Meeting
Thacher  Park Visitor Center

November 5, 2017

NCC EC Meeting
10 AM - CT

December 3, 2017

NCC Annual Board Meeting
10:00 AM at Speleobooks

September 30th, 2017

Barn Dance
7-10PM at 558 Middle Rd, Delanson, NY

WHITE NOSE SYNDROME

WINTER 2016-2017 CLOSURE INFORMATION

All NCC caves other than those on the Sellecks Preserve and Spider Preserve will be closed as of 10/1/16. All caves will reopen on 5/1/17, except for Knox Cave. Knox Cave is closed from 10/1 until mid-May or when the sinkhole is ice-free, whichever comes later.

The NCC urges all cavers to keep all caving gear region specific to prevent the spread of WNS. Please avoid using gear that has been in northeast caves in other parts of the country.

US Fish and Wildlife's decontamination procedures.

White Noise Syndrome News