West Virginia Cave Conservancy

The West Virginia Cave Conservancy Inc., (WVCC)  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving and protecting important cave and karst resources of the Virginias for future generations.

Caves contain a fragile beauty only found underground.  In addition, their streams and passages provide irreplaceable environments for specially adapted, and often rare, species of animals, most of which could not survive elsewhere.

Protecting karst (limestone) landscapes is critical to our supply of clean drinking water.  Rural areas of West Virginia and Virginia rely heavily on water from springs and wells in limestone.

IN RECENT NEWS − Winter 2021

Harr #2 Cave: This Tucker County cave was donated by Rob Coleman, who will serve as the Cave Manager for the WVCC. The cave has 1,141 feet of surveyed passage and a depth of 19 feet. The northwestern passage, at the base of the entrance pit, opens into decorated walking passage that goes approximately 225 feet. To visit this new WVCC cave read the Harr #2 Cave Management Plan.

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