Biodiversity of the Wayne Cave Preserve

The biological diversity of the Wayne Cave Preserve is one of the jewels of the IKC’s ever-growing preserve system. Ironically, the biological community of the surface of the preserve is less well known than that in the cave, but a few tantalizing insights have been revealed. In 2017 during a work day at Wayne Cave, IKC member Dr.

Wayne Expansion Donor's List

$10,000 or more
Keith Dunlap
Matt Selig
SerVaas Laboratories
The Nature Conservancy
$5,000 to $9,999

$2,500 to $4,999
Richard Blenz
Everett Pulliam
Tom & Patty Sollman

Wayne Cave Preserve Expansion

The Indiana Karst Conservancy acquired the entrance to Wayne Cave and 20 acres above the cave in 2003. An additional 12 acres was added to the Preserve in 2014. The IKC is now in the process of adding another 25+ acres to bring the total Preserve size to 57.59 acres. This acquisition should be completed by July 2018.

Commercial Use Policy

The Board of the Indiana Karst Conservancy, Inc. (IKC) bans the commercial use of our properties, and specifically, prohibits any activity where a charge of any type is made. Should you have any questions, contact the IKC President.

Cave Liability Waivers

These documents are not caving permits!  

We're providing these forms on-line only to speed transfer of forms between cavers and cave patrons and to reduce mailing costs. You are required to have the appropriate form in the patron's files before entering an IKC-managed cave. To actually visit one of these caves, you must contact the individual cave patron or grotto liaison to obtain a permission and/or the keys to the cave gate.