Trout Run Woods Management Plan

Special Note: White Nose Syndrome-Trout Run Woods Caves were closed in an attempt to prevent White Nose Syndrome from being spread by caver contact. During that closure period, the fungus was spread from bat to bat contact and the caves in the region have been contaminated. Everyone visiting this preserve must follow strict decontamination procedures […]

Continue Reading

One Voice In Book Format

By Kim Metzgar I had published serially our story of the fight to save Chestnut Ridge in this very newsletter over a period of time. I felt, for posterity’s sake that I should put it together in a book and in late spring/early summer I did just that. It is available in book format on […]

Continue Reading

MAKC Proposal to Open Caves in 2010

MISSION The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy was established by Western Pennsylvania cavers in 1997 for the following purposes: • Preserving, ensuring access to, acquiring, and managing caves and karst areas for conservation, scientific study, and recreational caving. • Education of landowners, cavers, and the general public in the importance of caves and karst resources and ways […]

Continue Reading

Trout Run Woods Preserve

Trout Run Woods Caves Leased On March 18, 2004, The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy leased 4,000 acres of property and 30 (formerly closed) caves in western Pennsylvania. The property will be available for visitation beginning April 15, and will be open for six months. There will be no camping and no night visitation. One cave will […]

Continue Reading