Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park
Canadian Cave Conservancy
Projects Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park  Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park Partnership Beginning in 2010, the CCC worked with the BC Speleo- logical Federation, the Vancouver Island Cave Exploration Group the Park Facility Operator, Island Pacific Adventures and BC Parks on a series of initiatives to significantly improve conservation and visitor experiences in Horne Lake Caves Park. These working arrangements have been formalized by a 2011 Memorandum of Understanding and a 2014 Partnership Agreement and were supported by a BC Parks Centennial Grant in 2011.   2011-13 CCC funds provided A/V equipment for a “Canadian Cave Conservancy Theatre”  in the new Park Visitor Centre, interpretive panels in the reception area, materials for a new wheelchair access to the building and expenses for volunteers who furnished the theatre, produced the panels, assisted with installing a new roof and constructed the handicapped access 2011-13 - The CCC covered volunteer expenses to construct a new trail linking with the existing trail to the upper caves in the park to form an interpretive loop with a better uphill grade. Volunteers also designed an interpretive Trail Guide for the park. 2012 –Under contract to BC Parks, CCC volunteers completed the first photomonitoring inventory in Euclataws & Riverbend Caves since 1988. A simplified procedure using digital cameras produced excellent results. 2011-12 – Using CCC grant funds, a 1971/1984 solid plate gate on Riverbend Cave was replaced with a bat/water-friendly bar gate, a new staircase was constructed and a trail built to the nearby Andre’s Annex Cave, a “durable” cave suitable for self-guided access. 2011 The CCC managed contracts with BC Parks under which volunteers, including US cave management specialist Jim Nieland, installed bat-friendly gates on Main and Lower Caves to eliminate overnight vandalism and initiate long-term restoration projects.  2010 The CCC covered the expenses involved in cleaning Horne Lake Main and Lower Main Caves, Cougar Cave and Andre's Annex of rubbish and graffiti. Funds covered the purchase of cleaning supplies; all labour was undertaken by volunteers.
Home Home History History Structure Structure Constitution Constitution Projects Projects Membership Membership Donations Donations Promo Items Promo Items Links Links Home Home History History Structure Structure Constitution Constitution Projects Projects Membership Membership Donations Donations Promo Items Promo Items Links Links The visitor centre outside. Inside, and the theatre entrance. Riverbend Cave gate - Before.
Riverbend Cave gate - After.
Main Cave gate. Lower Main Cave gate.