Caring For Your Karst

Karst Education, Management and Conservation

Caring For Your Karst is a booklet that defines the landform called karst, describes why it is important, how it works and how to best take care of it. The key to caring for karst is maintaining clean ground water, which benefits you, your neighbors and supports ecosystems that depend on healthy karst systems for survival.


Find out more about Missouri’s Karst Features

MCKC encourages you to download and read the booklet to learn more about protecting and preserving karst topography. Visit one of Missouri’s exciting commercial caves or contact a local Missouri grotto to find out how you can get involved in cave exploration, discovery, research and protection of the fragile underground world.


Click here to download a PDF version of the 2014 edition of Caring for Your Karst, a Springfield Plateau Grotto publication. The booklet was first published in 2009. The latest edition has a number of updates and new photos.

If you have questions about our organization, would like a permit to visit an MCKC managed cave or need help managing a cave on your property, we invite you to contact us.