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Welcome to TCMAcaves.org
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.