Northwest/Western Grottos and Caving Organizations

Cave Science and Education

National Speleological Society, NSS

Oregon High Desert Grotto -- Bend, Oregon
Oregon Grotto -- Vancouver, Washington
Cascade Grotto -- Seattle, Washington
Gem State Grotto -- Boise, Idaho
Silver Sage Grotto--Twin Falls, Idaho
Shasta Area Grotto -- McCloud, California
San Francisco Bay Chapter -- San Francisco, CA

NCRC -- National Cave Rescue Commission, Pacific Northwest
Northwest Caving Association (NCA)
Friends of Oregon Caves and Chateau
NSS Western Region -- California, Nevada and Oregon

Webster's Home Cave
Cave Science
Texas A&M Anchialine Caves and Cave Biology
Karstwaters Institute
The Commission on Volcanic Caves
Caving Canada -- Canadian Cave & Karst Information
VICEG-- Vancouver Island Cave Exploration Group
International Journal of Speleology
British Cave Research Association
International Union of Speleology

Information about Bats

Bat Conservation International
Bat Conservation and Management
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: living with bats
Northan American Society of Bat Research/a>

Retail Cave Supplies


Karst Sports
Inner Mountain Outfitters
Bob and Bob

Speleobooks - Cave related books and other items for purchase, owned by cavers

Long and Deep Cave List -- by Bob Gulden
Extra-Terrestrial Lava Tubes
Huge cave link website

For questions about vertical caving techniques - contact Bob Johnson

Updated June 2018