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Our Mission
The Northeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc. (NCC) is a not-for-profit corporation committed to the conservation, study, management, and acquisition of caves and karst areas having significant geological, hydrological, biological, recreational, historical or aesthetic features.

To these ends, the NCC combines the resources
and expertise of affiliated cave explorers, educators, scientists, landowners, and conservation officials.

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.

Join Us and Help Preserve Our Natural Resources
The NCC currently owns several cave and karst areas, including Clarksville Cave, Knox Cave, Onesquethaw Cave, Merlins Cave, Ella Armstrong Cave, Bentley's Cave, Benson's Cave and the Sellecks Karst Preserve.

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.

- Learn about Volunteer Valuean article that describes how the NCC handles volunteer value.  Be sure to submit your volunteer value hours!

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NCC Calendar
Board Meeting
June 11th, 10AM Melrose, NY

June 2-4 Indian Lookout Country Club, Pattersonville, NY

NSS Convention
June 18-23rd, Rio Rancho, NM



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.

Latest News

- WNS Informational Brochure - Latest Update
- National Speleological Society's page of WNS information, with media guide on WNS articles..
- US Fish and Wildlife's White Nose page

How to help - What you can do to help with the White Nose Syndrome problem:

NCC Projects

NCC Members work on the Kiosk at the Benson's Preserve.

(Picture by Shahin Hoda, 8/14)