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TCMA Announcements

A New TCMA Passages Fall 2014 is now available! New 10/12/2014!

TCMA Board of Director Candidates for 2014  New 09/27/2014!

TCMA Election:

If you are a current member of TCMA you should receive a ballot in the mail for the 2015 Directors of TCMA.  We had serious issues with our electronic voting service, therefore NO ELECTRONIC (EMAIL) VOTES WILL BE COUNTED!

Please open your mailing carefully.  There is a stamped postcard in the trifold which you can send back to register your votes.  Your ballot must be postmarked no later than November 14.  Results will be tallied and announced by November 21st.

We intend to have a new electronic voting system by next fall, but had to scramble to hold the election this year.

If you do not receive a ballot by October 29, please contact Linda Palit.  If your address has changed, and you do not think we have your current address or email, please feel free to send corrections and we will update our database.  We do not share our database.

Invitation to Robber Baron Cave Open House Saturday, November 1, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - New 9/7/2014

TCMA Preserve Reports now online New 01/19/2014!

The TCMA has a member and interested party list server for the latest news and information about the TCMA.  An e-mail is typically sent out monthly.  If you'd like to subscribe to the news list, please sent a blank e-mail to: The subscription is automatic!  This is NOT a public discussion list.

For past announcements and website updates, check out our New's Archive page!

Latest TCMA Passage Newsletters - Fall 2014 TCMA Brochure in PDF Format Information on the LIDAR Project Capital Caver #4 in PDF format
TCMA Passages Newsletters in PDF Format TCMA Brochure in PDF Format LIDAR Project
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The Texas Cave Management Association (TCMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and management of Texas cave resources. TCMA supported by a wide cast of contributors, all of whom serve vital roles in preserving our Texas caves. Our membership includes landowners, scientists, land stewards, cavers, school officials, teachers, kids, and parents to name a few.

TCMA is one of 34 land trusts (organizations directly involved in protecting land for its natural, recreational, scenic, historical or productive value)in the state of Texas. As a land trust, we accept conservation easements, a tool in which landowners voluntarily place restrictions on specified uses of their property to protect natural, productive or cultural features. We are a resource of science, technology and experience in dealing with cave and karst issues, landowner relations, and management. Nationally, TCMA is affiliated with the Land Trust Alliance (LTA), Bat Conservation International, and the National Speleological Society. In Texas, TCMA is affiliated with the Texas Land Trust Council, the Texas Speleological Association, and the Texas Speleological Survey.

Founded in 1986, TCMA was the first organization in Texas dedicated to the preservation of caves and our underground resources. TCMA manages and owns numerous caves throughout Texas. Some of these caves are protected as home to unique and endangered creatures. Other TCMA caves are routinely used for a variety of purposes by cavers, the general public, youth groups, and rescue training groups. TCMA also provides management, conservation, and education information to individual, groups, organizations, and governmental agencies.


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