Anderson Cave Preserve

Anderson Cave

Anderson Cave, photo by Jerry Saulsberry

The SCCi and the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) entered the Anderson Cave Preserve Cooperative Management Agreement in May 2007 to reduce unauthorized entry and potential liability of caves within its watershed. The SCCi will study and help to protect the endangered species that may be present.

Preserve Information:
Acreage: Lease/management agreement in Shelby County, Alabama.
Preserve Management Team: Joel McGuire, Jerry Saulsberry and Ray Merrill (
Access: Closed during the summer when bats are roosting. To request a permit, visit The person requesting the permit must be a current NSS or SCCi member.

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