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NATURAL HERITAGE

Virginia Cave Board


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You are invited to attend general meetings of the Board, held at various locations in Virginia at least three times a year. You can also contact the Board by writing or calling:

Virginia Cave Board
Virginia Division of Natural Heritage
Department of Conservation and Recreation
600 East Main Street, 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
phone: (804) 786-7951
fax: (804) 371-2674

Next Meeting: Saturday June 28, 2014. Committee meetings begin at 11:00a.m. and Board meeting begins at 2:00p.m.

Location:

Madison Room
Natural Bridge Park and Historic Hotel and Conference Center

Virginia is rich in cave and karstland resources with over 4000 known caves. The Virginia Cave Board was established to conserve and protect caves and karstlands of the Commonwealth and advocate the wise use of these resources.

VCB members serve Virginia by advising private individuals, organizations and public agencies on cave and karst related matters, providing cave management expertise, preparing and presenting educational material, identifying significant caves, and recommending conservation and preservation measures for cave resources within the Commonwealth.

Click here to read a paper by Thomas Lera, former Chairman of the Cave Board, The Virginia Cave Protection Act: A Review (1966-2009), which summarizes the Act and enforcement actions taken over the more than 40 years of its existence in the protection of cave and karst resources of the Commonwealth. This article was published in The Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, v. 71, no. 3 (December 2009), p. 204-209 and used with permission of the National Speleological Society www.caves.org).