NCC Mission

The Northeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc. (NCC) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to the conservation, study, management, and acquisition of caves and karst areas having significant geological, hydrological, biological, recreational, historical or aesthetic features.

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Join The NCC

Join us in our efforts to preserve caves and karst in the Northeast.
Photo Credit: Rich Lester

NCC Preserves

The NCC offers a wide variety of above ground and underground experiences.
Photo Credit: John Dunham


You can provide assistance even from the comfort of your own home.
Photo Credit: Christa Hay

The NCC currently owns several cave and karst areas, including:

NCC members assist in the exploration, survey, and protection of these natural resources, and manage them so you can explore them yourself.

However, cave exploration and hiking on karst terrain may involve risk or injury, even death from various hazards, both obvious and obscure, including, but not limited to, slippery and uneven ground, open pits, injury by acts of other people, falling, being struck by falling objects, becoming lost, the presence or sudden appearance of water, and hypothermia. All cave visitors will abide by the normally accepted rules of safe and conservation minded caving as outlined by the National Speleological Society, 6001 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, Alabama 35810-1122

NCC Events Calendar

Saturday, June 1

NCC Board Meeting
9 AM if entirely by videoconference
10 AM if in person in Melrose, NY
Contact secretary@necaveconservancy.org for link

Sunday, September 29

NCC Board Meeting
9 AM if entirely by videoconference
10 AM if in person in Knox, NY
Contact secretary@necaveconservancy.org for link