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 catalog of the
locations of caves, karst features, and related information.
- Lost River Conservation Association is dedicated to protection and public education regarding one of the
most significant karst areas in the world - the Lost River drainage in Indiana. Contact Dee Slater
(317)253-6951 for 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.