Butler Cave Conservation Society, Inc.
465 Karst Ridge Drive
Williamsville, VA 24487
The aim of this project will be to make key infrastructure improvements on a property owned by the Butler Cave Conservation Society (BCCS). The property is formally called the Postmaster’s House Preserve, which was purchased in 2019 by the BCCS for use as a secondary field house and to protect the natural resources across the property. The position and nature of this property having easy road access, electric power, and convenient karst features abound, makes it an exceptional location for our proposed improvements. Included in these improvements, we hope to establish an educational kiosk to display information about caves, karst, speleology, the BCCS’ operations, and our history as a society. Inviting those who stop at the kiosk to explore the property, we hope to build an improved karst exploration trail into and around the karst features of the site. Finally, at the end of the trail loop, we hope to build a proper spectator viewing deck, which will overlook the “Steamer Hole” sinkhole at the edge of the property. These key improvements will create a perfect opportunity for the public to learn more about caves, karst, and how and why our society, and others like us, protect and study these extraordinary natural resources.