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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Barbara Schomer Preserve

Shortly after her passing in 2011, the MAKC received a substantial gift from the estate of Barbara Schomer, which was restricted to our cave acquisition fund. We have looked at at least a half dozen cave projects in that time; however, none have come to fruition. Finally, with the option on Sarah Furnace Cave, MAKC […]

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Sarah Furnace Cave

Sarah Furnace Cave By Kim Metzgar The MAKC has been interested in purchasing Sarah Furnace Cave in northwestern Pennsylvania’s Clarion County since 2006 when we learned that the property had changed hands. The cave had been owned by Mary Landi of Clarion, who at one time permitted caving, with permission obtained by cavers through her […]

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Preserve Sponsors

These supporters have made the acquisition of this preserve possible. We are striving to keep this list up-to-date as donations come in. Please be patient if your names does not yet appear. We truly appreciate all of the support from our donors. We are fully funded, but will continue to accept donations to our acquisition […]

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