McClure Cave Management Plan

Last Revision 2/14/2022 Introduction The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy (MAKC) is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania. The MAKC’s purpose is to promote the study, conservation, and preservation of caves and karst resources and the education of the public about those resources. In the winter of 2022, MAKC purchased a .74-acre parcel of […]

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Sarah Furnace Cave Management Plan

The Management Plan for this preserve was adopted by the MAKC Board on November 16, 2019. After reading this plan carefully, cavers interested in visiting the preserve should fill  out the free permit available at this link. INTRODUCTION The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy (MAKC), a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania completed the purchase […]

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Barton Cave, March 2, 2011

Greg Turner of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Aura Stauffer of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources contacted me and asked me to get a group of cavers together to go into Barton Cave in Fayette County during a bat survey, the only time the cave would potentially be open to us prior to […]

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Rogers Belmont Management Plan

INTRODUCTION The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy (MAKC) is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania in 1997. The MAKC owns or leases various karst preserves in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The MAKC was established by cavers to preserve and ensure access to caves by acquiring and managing caves and karst areas for conservation, scientific […]

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Lemon Hole

Lemon Hole is not a preserve of the MAKC. It is on the Forbes State Forest and is owned by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. However, MAKC  helps the BOF look after the cave, especially when it comes time to close the cave at the end of September. Volunteers are always needed to go caving […]

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Coon Cave

Coon Cave is not a preserve of the MAKC. It is on the Forbes State Forest and is owned by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. However, MAKC  helps the BOF look after the cave, especially when it comes time to close the cave at the end of September. Volunteers are always needed to go caving […]

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Barton Cave

Barton Cave is not a preserve of the MAKC. It is on the Forbes State Forest and is owned by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. However, MAKC  helps the BOF look after the cave, especially when it comes time to close the cave at the end of September. Volunteers are always needed to go caving […]

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