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CAVE CONSERVATION

"Take nothing but pictures,
leave nothing but footprints (but only on established trails),
kill nothing but time"

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A new gate was installed on McAllisterville Cave this Spring.  The contact for the key remains the same.

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A great landowner reference distributed by the Cave Conservancy of the Virginias is Living on Karst:  A Reference Guide for Landowners in Limestone Regions.  This is a must for landowners in karst regions.

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J-4 in Center County, PA is closed until further notice.  Please pass the information along.

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Mt. Rock Cave in Mifflin County, PA is now gated.   Caving limitted to May 15 - September 15 and the Nittany Grotto is the keyholder and Greater Allentown Grotto has a copy.

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GAG holds a mutual fund.  These funds are to be used for a cave conservation project sometime in the future.  We hope that by planning ahead this will enable us to contribute in a way that we previously couldn't.

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NSS Policy For Cave Conservation

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Be sure to check out the NSS Cave Conservation and Management Section for the most recent updates.

Restricted Access Cave Lists - Below is a list of know closed or restricted caves in our area.  As always, be respectful of landowner's wishes.

Pennsylvania
Virginia Area Region Limited Access Caves

Cave Laws - Conservation is not just a good idea - it's the law.

The Federal Cave Protection Act of 1988
Pennsylvania Cave Protection Act
West Virginia Cave Protection Act

 

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Last Updated:  12 February 2003

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