To these ends, the NCC combines the resources
The NCC programs are focused mainly on the preservation of caves and karst. Outreach includes education in schools and local communities, establishment of park spaces on karstlands, and educational messages about the significance of groundwater pollution on this sensitive underground ecosystem.
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
Joining the NCC costs as little as $15 per year — just over 4¢ per day — and even less if you're a student. Membership dues are tax-deductible.
- View the NCC brochure — a two page PDF document that includes a membership application.
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Cave permit information:
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.
How to help - What you can do to help with the White Nose Syndrome problem:
NCC Members work on the Kiosk at the Benson's Preserve.
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