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The Rockcastle Karst Conservancy
Protecting Kentucky's Interior
Welcome to RKCs web Page! The Rockcastle Karst Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the unique geological, hydrological, biological, and recreational resources associated with caves and karst. Our goal is to permanently protect caves and karst lands in the Rockcastle County, Kentucky and its surrounding areas through education, land acquisition and resource management.

Karst areas are being increasingly threatened by development, mining and poor agriculture practices. Ground water is becoming polluted from surface runoff and becoming a hazard to our communities, and all who live in them. This is not just a problem for people who live on karst, but also to anyone who depends on their natural resources, such as fresh water and itís native wildlife. Actions must be taken today to preserve these areas for future generations.

Announcing RKC's Newest ... Skylight Preserve

RKC has acquired the Pit Entrances to Pine Hill Cave. We have purchased the land including both Skylight Dome and Hurricane Pit entrances. Four donors loaned the necessary additional funds to supplement funds taken from the Land Acquisition Fund to make this purchase. Thanks to your generosity, we now have repaid the donors. But, your help is still needed to re-pay the money taken from the Land Acquisition Fund, so we'll be ready for our next property. You can help with either a single donation of any amount or a continuing sustaining donation of $10 or more each month via PayPal, using the "Loan Repay" button to the left.
See the Loan Repayment Page for more information.

Our Mission:

Supporting access to caves and protecting Kentuckyís karst environments in the Rockcastle County Region.

Our Vision:

Be the leading non-profit organization in owning and protecting significant cave and karst resources.