Due to historic drought levels across much of the SCCi region, CAMPFIRES ARE BANNED on all SCCi preserves until further notice. Please help us protect our forests and karst lands by being vigilant.

Our Mission

To protect caves and karst landscapes through conservation, education and recreation.

Our Vision

All significant and sensitive caves are protected for future generations.

5-Year Goals (FY22-FY27)

Establish best-practice conservation methods for wild caves and karst lands.

  • Create land management plans based on Land Trust Alliance standards 
  • Train preserve teams in how to monitor their respective preserve-specific resources
  • Ensure appropriate volunteer coverage for each preserve
  • Educate external groups by showcasing specific conserved resources

Create a high-performing organization

  • Develop best practice volunteer recruitment and training guidelines and procedures
  • Proactively identify, recruit, and mentor new leadership at all levels of the organization
  • Develop, document, and internally communicate clear organizational roles and responsibilities

Generate revenues to support short and long-term goals for the organization

  • Educate current and potential donors on the unknown and hidden cost of operations and acquisitions.
  • 50% of members will be sustaining members
  • Raise $250,000 for Stewardship Endowment Fund
  • Shift burden of low cost projects (gates, parking areas, kiosks, etc.) to volunteers and sponsors