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Join the Rockcastle Karst Conservancy

Postby yuellig » May 29, 2011 1:16 pm

Greetings Cavers!
Let me introduce you to The Rockcastle Karst Conservancy
Cavers nationwide are feeling the threat of increased cave closures (WNS, government land closings, and land owner issues). The Rockcastle Karst Conservancy protects Kentucky’s karst environments and supports access to caves in the Rockcastle County region. We currently own properties cavers know and love to visit, such as Great Saltpeter Cave in Rockcastle County and Misty Cave in Jackson County. We have even secured ongoing access to Goochland Cave!
RKC’s Vision is to be the leading non-profit organization owning and protecting significant cave and karst resources. We manage cave resources to support continued enjoyment by the community through wise stewardship and ownership.
The Rockcastle Karst Conservancy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run entirely by volunteers, cavers and your fellow grotto members.
Help us grow, protect, and preserve caves for cavers. Join other cavers, from yours and other grottos, The National Speleological Society, and concerned individuals, by becoming a member today at www.rkci.org.
Membership Options starting at $15 include:
• Annual
• Sustaining
• Life
The new Sustaining membership is a simple way to support Kentucky’s only local karst conservancy. By having a small monthly amount ($5, $10, or more) charged to your credit card you keep RKC moving forward in its efforts to be the leading non-profit organization in owning and protecting significant cave and karst resources.
Your membership in RKC supports efforts to increase cave holdings and open more caves to all cavers. Do your part.
Join the Rockcastle Karst Conservancy today and help Protect Kentucky’s Interior.
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Re: Join the Rockcastle Karst Conservancy

Postby BrianC » May 29, 2011 8:12 pm

I would like to ask, What have you done to secure caving nationally? Once all the bats subject to WNS have been deemed endangered, All caves will be off limits because caves will be protected for the habitat of bats!
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Re: Join the Rockcastle Karst Conservancy

Postby yuellig » Jun 13, 2011 9:41 pm

Nationally you have to look at what role we play in relation to other conservancy's. Scci, Texas, IKC and RKC all play a part in their region to protect caves in many ways. It is only when you look at them as a whole that you see similar management philosophy in action. In Kentucky we have a good working relationship between KDFW and cavers and caving organizations. Good communication from cavers,their organizations and WNS researchers to Government Officials will hopefully keep such non productive actions from becoming reality. But it is only through your support of these organizations that our point of view will be heard.
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