About Caves

For outstanding information about caves, visit these web sites:

Generalized Stages of Cave Development
From the National Park Service
Find excellent drawings about how caves form.

National Cave and Karst Research Institute
The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) is a non-profit government-supported institute headquartered in the City of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Its goals are to conduct, support, facilitate, and promote programs in cave and karst research, education, environmental management, and data acquisition and sharing.

National Caves Association
This web site has thorough information about how caves form, types of caves, cave creatures, cave formations, protecting caves, material for teachers, and educational links.

Virtual Cave
From the comfort of your keyboard, browse the wonders of the underground!


USDA Forest Service Prince William Network Cave Research Foundation Cave Conservancy of the Virginias Cave Conservancy Foundation National Caves Association National Park Service Indiana Karst Conservancy US Geological Survey National Cave & Karst Program, United States Forest Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Društvo za raziskovanje jam Ljubljana Luray Caverns Crawford Hydrology Laboratory Under Earth Images Project Underground Natural Inquirer National Speleological Society FSNatureLIVE: Distance Learning Adventures National Cave and Karst Research Institute