All NCC caves will open on May 15th, 2011. The NCC advises all cavers to follow the WNS decontamination protocols found on the US Fish and Wildlife web site. Any gear and clothing used in the northeast US should not be taken out of the region, in an effort to contain the disease. The Northeastern Cave Conservancy is committed to the conservation, study, management, and acquisition of caves and karst areas having significant geological, hydrological, biological, recreational, historical, or aesthetic features. The NCC owns and manages nine non-commercial caves in the northeast.