Mission Statement
Texas Cave Management Association exists to acquire, conserve, and manage caves, and to promote research and education regarding caves and karst while providing responsible access to our preserves.

A focus on conservation

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.

A commitment to research

A drive to educate

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.


Help Us

We are run entirely by hard-working volunteers just like you! Volunteers lead educational trips, participate in work projects, manage properties, survey and map caves, and more!
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Your donations help acquire and protect valuable karst resources, including aquifers and endangered species. Your donations are tax‑deductible.
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Become a Member

We are a tight-knit community of cavers, scientists, nature enthusiasts, and institutions who share an interest in caves. Join our family today.
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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.