The links below go to two press releases. The older article ran in the Ozarks news-Leader newspaper on 19 June 2003. The newer article was issued in February 2019 and describes the recent acquisition of land around the silo entance.News-Leader 6-19-2003 Conservation StakeholdersDownload 2019_02_07 CCC Land Acquisition Press ReleaseDownload
Carroll Cave Surface Work Report
I got to the Schoolhouse around 6pm on Friday evening. I was surprised to see the schoolhouse area was tore up from some bulldozer work. A new gate leads into the schoolhouse area.
I pulled the camper in, having to slip into four wheel drive to get through the ruts.
I set up the camper, fired the heater up and settled in for a chilly evening. The overnight forecast was for temperatures in the single digits.
Date of trip – 26 January 2018
Participants – Bill Gee (trip leader)
Time in – 10:00am
Time out – 3:00pm
Areas visited – Carroll Passage, Convention Hall
This trip was the annual data logger collection trip. The goal was to download data from every data logger. The data from the logger is linked at the end of this post.
Long-time Carroll Cave explorer DJ Hall put together a 5 minute YouTube video regarding the southern blind cave fish. All of the footage was shot in Carroll Cave. About half of it was taken underwater and shows cave fish in action. There are also some very nice scenes of rimstone dam (the Angel Pool formation) and soda straws.
From Rick Hines, president of the Carroll Cave Conservancy:
On December 28, 2018, the Carroll Cave Conservancy became the owner of six acres of land around the back door entrance, a 40-foot easement from the back door entrance to the road, and cave rights under 479 acres! We purchased three acres for $6,000 but the remainder was donated by Chris Danuser. The purchase was funded by a donation of $6,000 by caver Ron Jaeger. Part of the agreement requires us to construct a fence around our six acres which will cost around $3,000 of which Danuser is paying $1,500.