Cave Protection Laws

Federal Cave Resource Protection Acts

US State Cave and Archaeology Protection Statutes

Puerto Rico Cave Protection and Archaeology Statutes

Using the Law to Protect Caves: A Review of Options

From: Huppert, G. 2006. Using the Law to Protect Caves: A Review of Options. In: Hildreth-Werker V, Werker JC, editors. 2006. Cave Conservation and Restoration. Huntsville, Alabama: National Speleological Society. p 213. [Chapter pp 203-216.]

Zellmer, Linda R., 2017, Protected Places: A Survey of Laws on Archaeological Site and Cave Location Confidentiality and Their Potential Impact on Library Reference Policies and Services, Journal of Map & Geography Libraries, 13:2, 148-174.

Lera, Thomas “The Virginia Cave Protection Act: A Review (1966 – 2009),” Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 2009, Vol. 71, No.3: 204 – 209. This paper focuses on the history of the Virginia Cave Protection Act, the Virginia Cave Board, and the activities taken to protect caves and karst resources in Virginia. It can be found on the Virginia Cave Board Web Page.