Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc.
Save Your Caves
There are 17,000 known caves in the southeastern United States. Caves and karst environments are home to over 1,000 cave dwelling species, and 95% of them are listed as threatened or endangered. Caves house many historic and cultural resources from civil war signatures to Native American cave writings. These special environments must be protected and remain as accessible as possible for recreational cavers and nature lovers alike.
Founded in 1991, SCCi is the world’s largest land conservancy dedicated solely to cave conservation. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization relying on donations and memberships to achieve our mission of protecting caves and karst landscapes throughout the Southeastern US through conservation, education and recreation. To join SCCi, consider donating as a sustaining member at SaveYourCaves.org.
SCCi protects 170+ caves on 31 preserves in 6 states. In Georgia, you can visit four preserves, Howard's Waterfall Cave Preserve in Trenton, Fox Mountain Preserve in Rising Fawn, Frick's Cave Preserve in Chickamauga, and Charles B. Henson Preserve at Johnson's Crook. For over 25 years, SCCi has balanced conservation with recreational use. Permits are required for all visitors on an SCCi preserve and there is no charge for a permit. You can request a permit on our website SaveYourCaves.org for caving, hiking, or camping.
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