Cave Conservation Links
The Indiana Karst Conservancy isn't the only cave conservation organization. Visit the following sites for other organizations that are doing work that is similar or related to what the IKC does.
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- The Indiana Cave Survey has developed, maintains and controls distribution of a database of the locations of caves, karst features, and related information.
- American Cave Conservation Association - another influential organization located in Horse Cave, Kentucky; the ACCA publishes a newsletter and manages a museum and Hidden River Cave.
- The Nature Conservancy of Indiana funds and promotes cave bioinventory activities and assists in land acquisition as part of its Blue River Project.
- Bat Conservation International is devoted to protection of these small, flying mammals.
- The Karst Conservancy is a national land trust for karst protection headquartered in Florida.
- Michigan Karst Conservancy owns several significant karst features in Michigan.
- Rockcastle Karst Conservancy preserves caves and karst in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.
- Karst Conservancy of Illinois is doing similar work in another adjacent state.
- Southeastern Cave Conservancy is a rapidly-growing cave-oriented land trust focusing on Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
- Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy is associated with the Missouri Speleological Survey and publishes the MCKC Digest.
- Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy a relatively new cave conservancy in Western Pennsylvania.
- Texas Cave Management Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of Texas caves.
- Texas Cave Conservancy is dedicated to the protection of caves, cave life, and aquifers as related to caves.
- West Virginia Cave Conservancy is another relatively new cave conservancy and land trust headquartered in West Virginia.
- Cave Conservancy of the Virginias protects and manages caves and karst resources in Virginia and West Virginia. They published an excellent brochure for karst landowners called "Living on Karst."
- Pennsylvania Cave Conservancy protects cave resources within the Mid Appalachian Region.
- Northeastern Cave Conservancy promotes the study and preservation of speleologically significant properties in the Northeastern United States.
- Karst Waters Institute is dedicated to protection of groundwater quality in karstlands.
- National Speleological Society - a host of information for experienced and novice cavers alike.
- Cave Conservation Section of the NSS focuses on national conservation and management issues.
- Cave Research Foundation is a non-profit organization incorporated in Kentucky in 1957 for the purpose of promoting karst and cave research, conservation, interpretation, and education.
- Center for Cave and Karst Studies is a research center associated with Western Kentucky University focused on solving environmental problems associated with karst terrain.
- Hoosier National Forest has an on-going cave management project with the IKC that is a model for federal agencies everywhere. They also own and manage a significant karst feature, the Wesley Chapel Gulf, in the Lost River drainage system.