Caves Managed by North East Cave Conservancies

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Updated 4 April 2008

All Conservancies should send information about caves they manage to wilsonjml@msn.com

Conservancy Name

Cave or Karst Feature Name

Cave Length

Property

Property Size

County

State

SICLEO

Management

Classification System

Mid-Atlantic Karst  Conservancy  (MAKC)

Hall Cave

 

Hall Cave Preserve

 

Huntingdon

PA

O

 

Billy Clay Pit

 

Billy Clay Cave Preserve

 

Pocahontas

WV

O

 

Clay Pit #2

 

Billy Clay Cave Preserve

 

Pocahontas

WV

O

 

Cleversburg Sink Cave

 

Cleversburg Sink Preserve

 

Cumberland

PA

L

 

Hesston # 1

 

Hesston Cave Preserve

 

Huntingdon

PA

L

 

Hesston #2

 

Hesston Cave Preserve

 

Huntingdon

PA

L

 

Harlansburg Cave

 

Harlansburg Cave Preserve

 

Lawrence

PA

L

 

Bear Cave

 

 

 

 

PA

I

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey Cave Conservancy (NJCC)

Crooked Swamp Cave #1

200 ft

Lafayette Heron Wildlife Preserve

 

 

NJ

C

 

Breathing Cave

1100 ft

 

 

NJ

C

 

Tree Root Cave

200 ft

 

 

NJ

C

 

Crooked Swamp Cave # 4

20 ft

 

 

NJ

C

 

Crooked Swamp Cave #1

50 ft

 

 

NJ

C

 

Post Hole

50 ft

 

 

NJ

C

Northeastern Cave Conservancy (NCC)

Knox Cave

5000 ft

Knox Cave Preserve

9 acres

Albany

NY

O

 

Crossbones Cave

800 ft

Knox Cave Preserve

Albany

NY

O

 

Sellecks Cave

200 ft

Sellecks Cave Preserve

16 acres

Schoharie

NY

O

 

Levys Cave

200 ft

Sellecks Cave Preserve

Schoharie

NY

O

 

Natural Bridge

NA

Sellecks Cave Preserve

Schoharie

NY

O

 

Cave 575

50 ft

Sellecks Cave Preserve

Schoharie

NY

O

 

Onesquethaw Cave

5000

Albany County Land Conservancy

.2

Albany

NY

C

 

Clarksville Cave (pending)

5000

 

12

Albany

NY

 

Pennsylvania Cave Conservancy (PCC)

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

*SICLEO System

The following is the sequence of cave protection levels that I proposed at the Cave Conservancies Session at the 2001 NSS Convention. See the program abstract on the events page of this site. The goal is to have a sequence of cave protection strategies that could be applied as appropriate to each potential cave management situation. This proposal lists the six levels one should consider in order when deciding to protect, manage, and conserve a cave. They are:

 

SICLEO System

1. Enlightened Self management by owner

2. Informal management arrangement

3. Contract

4. Lease

5. Conservation Easement

6, Own

 

John Wilson