West Virginia Cave Conservancy

The West Virginia Cave Conservancy, Inc.. is a volunteer, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation, chartered in West Virginia.

What We Do

• Manage caves to protect sensitive cave resources and environments;

• Educate landowners, developers, local governments, and the public on the value of cave and karst resources;

• Organize cave and karst conservation projects including sinkhole cleanups and livestock barrier fences;

• Preserve access to significant caves in the region through ownership as well as management agreements;

• Work with and advise landowners on their karst management issues;

• Provide expertise on karst and aquifer issues to city and county governments;

• Work with planning commissions;

• Sponsor and encourage research and surveying projects in WVCC caves;

• Sponsor and co-host the National Cave and Karst Conservancies Forum

Contact West Virginia Cave Conservancy

Carroll Bassett
Director, President
PO Box 243
Frankford, West Virginia  24938-0243
Phone: (304) 645-5359


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • West Virginia