Address: Aggie Speleological
Society c/o MSC Student Finance Center Box 5688 College Station, TX 77844
ASS is a recognized student organization at Texas A&M University. The club mainly consists of currently enrolled students as well as a few unofficial
members from outside the university. Trips are made almost every weekend
during the school year and randomly when school is out. The grotto participates
in many caving projects, works with various caving organizations performing
volunteer work, and visits many caves throughout Texas. Once or twice a year
during the summer or holidays, ASS will take a trip to Mexico or New Mexico.
The Bexar Grotto is an active grotto with a
diverse and dedicated group of people. Many of the members provide local
educational outreach and are active in cave management and conservation
activities. The grotto supports a number of ongoing caving projects
Robber Baron Cave: George Veni / Linda Palit co-managers w/ TCMA
Government Canyon SNA: Marvin Miller w/ Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
Honey Creek Cave: Kurt Menking
Bracken Bat Cave Land Stewards: Bob Cowell / Kurt Menking
The Cowtown Grotto is a local chapter of the National Speleological Society based in Fort Worth, Texas.
The goals of the grotto are to further discovery, exploration, survey, scientific study, conservation, and
education as related to the field of speleology, especially in Texas, the surrounding states, and in Mexico.
Additionally, we promote safe caving techniques and positive landowner relations, along with the purposes
and policies of the NSS. We work like heck to have fun while doing all this stuff.
The Dallas/Fort Worth (D/FW) Grotto is a chapter of the National Speleological Society. Many members of the D/FW Grotto participate in other organizations such as the Cave Research Foundation, and the Texas Speleological Association. The grotto is active in Texas, Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The focus of many projects that members are involved in are cave conservation, restoration, surveying, and research.
Address: c/o Texas A&M at Galveston, 5007 Ave U, Galveston, TX 77551
LAG has been active in caving, cave restoration,
cave conservation, cave surveying, public education and exploration. Members go
caving in Texas and New Mexico, but mostly in southeast New Mexico. Their main
projects are currently to finish the survey of Endless Cave in New Mexico, and
surveying several virgin caves in South Texas.
Address: 12157 E. Hwy
158, Gardendale, Texas 79758
The Permian Basin Speleological Society
located in the Midland-Odessa area was founded by Tony Grieco and Bill Bentley
in October 1983. The grotto is active in West Texas and S.E. New Mexico. Ongoing projects include CRF Carlsbad Caverns, High Guads Restoration Project (HGRP), and the PBSS Rock Haul at Carlsbad Caverns. The grotto also manages several caves in West Texas for friendly ranchers who have given them access for recreational caving and exploration.
The UT Grotto is the oldest caving organization in the state and has been a
focus for Texas and Mexico caving for several decades. The grotto is active in
Mexico, Texas, and New Mexico. After grotto meetings, members typically head to
the nearby Posse for refreshments and the after-the-meeting meeting, which has
been known to go on until the Posse closes.