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1 week ago
Hall Cave Work Day

Thanks so much to all of our volunteers at the Hall Cave Preserve today. Led by Preserve Manager Dave Field, George and Karen Bange, Johnny Motto and Kerry Speelman joined in the festivities, along ... See more

Thanks so much to all of our volunteers at the Hall Cave Preserve today. Led by Preserve Manager Dave Field, George and Karen Bange, Johnny Motto and Kerry Speelman joined in the festivities, along ... See more

2 weeks ago
Janet

Jeff Jahn presenting on Mid Atlantic Karst Conservancy

2 weeks ago
Lemon Hole Closing

MAKC members volunteer to close Coon Cave, Lemon Hole and Barton Cave for the season for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which allows recreational caving from Memorial Day ... See more

3 weeks ago
Saturday Cave Trip

Shawn Long's photos from this Saturday's cave trip.

3 weeks ago
Photos from Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy's post

It is a shame some of these formations could have been even more beautiful. If you look closely you will see where someone broke off pieces of the bacon and draperies, depriving all of us from ever ... See more

1 month ago
Lincoln Caverns, Inc.

Ghosts & Goblins are coming!!!! Things are coming along nicely here at Lincoln Caverns. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

1 month ago

Only four more days to pre-register for the Fall MAR and save $10 from at-the-door registration. If you are mailing a check, please email me at rghurst@comcast.net so I know it’s coming and can put ... See more

2 months ago

A few photos from our recent survey trip to our new Barbara Schomer Preserve, with a reporter! More than 3,000 feet of passage has been mapped so far. thanks to Kim Bissett for the photos, and for ... See more

2 months ago

Our condolences to the Eppley and Jennings families on the loss of Diane Eppley, wife of the late Robert L. Eppley. Diane passed away Monday, July 29. Bob, who discovered many caves in western ... See more

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MAKC Cave Library

Danielson Center Management Plan

Hours The Library is open during the MAKC Board’s quarterly meetings, held the third Saturday of February, May, August and November, from 10 a.m. to noon. MAKC members volunteer at various times, and can be available to allow use of the facility for researchers. While the main part of the collection is for research and […]

Cave Laws

Cave Laws

Pennsylvania Recreational Use Statute

Pennsylvania Statutes TITLE 68: REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY CHAPTER 11: USES OF PROPERTY SECTION 477: RECREATION USE OF LAND AND WATER 477-1. Purpose; liability The purpose of this act is to encourage owners of land to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting their liability toward persons entering […]

Cave Laws

Landowner Liability Act

No. 586, HB 1005, signed into law Feb. 2, 1966 Encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts. The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows: Section 1. The purpose of this act is […]

Cave Laws

Pennsylvania Cave Law

o 1990-133, SB 867, Signed into law Nov. 21, 1990 Prohibiting certain conduct with respect to caves; and imposing penalties. Section 1. Short title. This act shall be cited as the Cave Protection Act. Section 2. Legislative findings and policy. The General Assembly finds that caves are unusual geologic phenomena and that the minerals deposited […]

Cave Laws

Federal Cave Protection Act

Cave Laws: The Federal Cave Protection Act of 1988 Federal Cave Resources Protection Act Reprinted (with corrections) from the NSS News, December 1988, pp 460-461. SEC 1. SHORT TITLE. Sec. 2. FINDINGS, PURPOSES, AND POLICY. Sec. 3. DEFINITIONS. Sec. 4. MANAGEMENT ACTIONS. Sec. 5. CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION CONCERNING NATURE AND LOCATION OF SIGNIFICANT CAVES. Sec. 6. […]

Cave Laws

West Virginia Cave Protection Law

Chapter 20. Natural Resources. ARTICLE 7A. CAVE PROTECTION. §20-7A-1. Definitions. Unless the context in which used clearly requires a different meaning, as used in this article: (a) “Cave” means any naturally occurring subterranean cavity. The word “cave” includes or is synonymous with cavern, pit, pothole, well, sinkhole and grotto. (b) “Commercial cave” means any cave […]