Caves are a valuable natural resource that take hundreds of thousands of years to form and are home to unique and endangered species. However, even the slightest change in these environments can have detrimental effects to the cave chemistry and fauna. Our focus is the protect these delicate ecosystems so they can survive for generations to come.
We partner with universities, scientists, and environmental agencies to promote cave research, so that we can better understand and protect these resources. We play a significant role in endangered species monitoring, hydrogeologic studies, and WNS (white-nose syndrome) research.
We work closely with schools, youth groups, and other organizations to provide educational field trips at our preserves, as well as regularly hosting open houses at our preserves for the general public. These activities provide a rare first-hand experience of these underground worlds while we teach participants about caves and karst environments.
You can help.
The conservation work done by the TCMA is only possible with the support of people like you. Please consider volunteering your time, making a donation, or becoming a member.