The TCS encourages its member cavers to maintain good relationships with cave landowners, both private and governmental to maintain access.
The TCS discourages widespread dissemination of sensitive cave information, that may encourage unprincipled or uneducated people to cause harm to the cave environment. TCS considers more protection of caves may sometimes be the best way to preserve the cave and its environment. TCS will not release sensitive cave locations, cave maps, and TCS data en mass to any person, outdoors group, government agencies, state agencies, private or non-profit organizations. However, on a case by case basis, TCS will consider releasing limited data to responsible people or agencies that it considers necessary to help preserve the cave and/or its environment.
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If you have questions or comments click here to find out whom to contact in the Tennessee Cave Survey.