Here's a list of projects our grotto is working on with their status:


  •  Snow Dragon Glacier Cave System - Ongoing
  •  Horse Lava Tube System book - In Progress
  •  Cave Register Program
  •  Graffiti Removal Program - Ongoing (Completed: Redmond Caves, Boyd Cave)
  •  Section 11 Cave Survey for Department of State Lands - Complete
  •  Section 11 City Expansion hearings re:caves - Ongoing
  •  Cleanups of Bessie Butte Pit, Ariel's Lava Tube, Boyd - Complete
  •  Cleanups of Charlie-the-Cave, Young's Cave, and Terrebonne Cave - Complete
  •  Partial cleanup of graffiti at Hidden Forest Cave - Complete
  •  Grotto DVDs - Complete


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The Oregon High Desert Grotto is an internal organization of the National Speleological Society. We are dedicated to the study and preservation of caves.


Membership in the Grotto is $15 a year and comes with an invitation to the Google Group forum, access to the Grotto library, issues of the Oregon Underground newsletter, and information on yearly caving activities and trips.