The Butler Cave Conservation Society, Incorporated, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Virginia corporation dedicated to the conservation, exploration, survey, preservation, and scientific study of the caves in and around the Burnsville Cove, Virginia.
The BCCS owns or otherwise manages scores of caves in Bath and Highland Counties, including the Butler Cave-Sinking Creek System, the Chesnut Ridge Cave System (Bobcat, Burns, and Blarneystone Caves), and Robins Rift. Currently we have explored, mapped, and taken steps to conserve over 50 miles of caves, all centered around the Burnsville Cove.
We are still actively exploring and finding new cave "in the cove" and we welcome experienced cavers to join us in conserving, digging, exploring, and surveying caves in the Burnsville, Virginia area.
Ed Kehs Sr. peering over a pile of muddy cave packs in Bobcat Cave.