Regions of the National Speleological Society

Regions of the NSS typically include several states across one geographic area. Often, large regional gatherings will frequently bring together many cavers from multiple grottos or other internal organizations.

NSS Regions


Arizona Regional Assn. (ARA) Arizona    

Mailing address:

Arizona Regional Assn. (ARA)
2726 E. Seneca St. #2
Tucson,  AZ 85716

Contact:

Sarah Truebe
sarah.truebe@gmail.com
Phone: 650-804-5413

Contact:

Teresa Bohman
tgerrity84@yahoo.com
Phone: 480-278-2333

Online:

www.arizonaregional.webstarts.com

Meetings:

3 times year (Winter, Spring, Summer). Location and date rotates.


Mid-Appalachian Region (MAR) Pennsylvania    

Mailing address:

Mid-Appalachian Region (MAR)
625 Carbon Ave
Harrisburg,  PA 17111-4526

Contact:

Jay Herbein

Phone: 717-564-5589

Contact:

Karen Bange
riverbat@eawireless.net
Phone: 814-364-1601

Online:

www.caves.org/region/mar/

Meetings:

Last Saturday in February 1:30 pm Harrisburg, PA


Mississippi Valley-Ozark Reg (MVOR) Missouri    

Mailing address:

Mississippi Valley-Ozark Reg (MVOR)
133 Rue Grand
Lake St. Louis,  MO 63367

Contact:

Jim Ruedin
jruedin@aol.com
Phone: 636-219-2353

Contact:

Alicia Wallace
caversquirrel1@aol.com
Phone: 314-892-4351

Online:

mvor.caves.org/

Meetings:

one spring, one fall, varying locations hosted by regional grottos


Northeastern Regional Org. (NRO) New York    

Mailing address:

Northeastern Regional Org. (NRO)
20 Briarwood Terr
Albany,  NY 12203

Contact:

Alan Traino
chair@theNRO.org
Phone: 973-423-3017

Contact:

Peter Youngbaer
youngbaer4@aol.com
Phone: 802-454-7752

Online:

www.caves.org/region/nro/

Meetings:

Once in Spring; once in Fall. Location and dates vary


Northwest Caving Association (NCA) Washington    

Mailing address:

Northwest Caving Association (NCA)
4401 S. S. 301st Drive
Auburn,  WA 98001

Contact:

Jennifer Babione
idahocaver@gemstategrotto.org

Contact:

Lisa Bauman
willamettevalleygrotto@gmail.com
Phone: 971-271-4586

Online:

www.caves.org/region/nca/

Meetings:

Annual meeting in the field, location and date varies.


Ohio Valley Region (OVR) Kentucky    

Mailing address:

Ohio Valley Region (OVR)
882 Old Sawmill Road
Monticello,  KY 42633

Contact:

William D. Walden
wdwalden@windstream.net
Phone: 606-340-9569

Contact:

Brian Leavell
bleavell1950@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 765-552-7619

Online:

ovr.tuningoracle.com/

Meetings:

Sunday Morning at Karst-O-Rama, GSP Preserve,Ky.


Rocky Mountain Region Utah    

Mailing address:

Rocky Mountain Region
3975 W 6135 S
Taylorsville,  UT 84129

Contact:

Brandon Kowallis
caveexplorer@gmail.com
Phone: 801-898-5228

Contact:

Jon Jasper
jon@jonjasper.com
Phone: 435-668-1325

Online:

www.caves.org/region/rmr/

Meetings:

Annual. Varies by regional location


Southeastern Regional Assn. (SERA) Tennessee    

Mailing address:

Southeastern Regional Assn. (SERA)
208 Cheatham
Smyrna,  TN 37167

Contact:

John Hoffelt
mossyguy@comcast.net
Phone: 615-351-3742

Contact:

Christina Richards
rchrds@charter.net
Phone: 931-436-3632

Online:

www.caves.org/region/sera/

Meetings:

The Winter Business Meeting is held during the winter. The Summer Cave Carnival is held during the summer.


Southwestern Region (SWR) New Mexico    

Mailing address:

Southwestern Region (SWR)
6109 Concordia Road NE
Albuquerque,  NM 871111329

Contact:

Blake N. Jordan
blandevoid@comcast.net
Phone: 505-362-0101

Contact:

Carol Belski
belski@valornet.com
Phone: 575-885-6168

Online:

www.caves.org/region/swr/

Meetings:

4 Times a year: Spring, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Winter Tech


Texas Speleological Assn. (TSA) Texas    

Mailing address:

Texas Speleological Assn. (TSA)
Post Office Box 8026
Austin,  TX 78713-8026

Contact:

Don Arburn
moomesa@fnbnet.net
Phone: 361-375-2959

Contact:

Ellie Thoene
ellie.thoene@gmail.com
Phone: 509-899-0007

Online:

www.cavetexas.org/

Meetings:

Meets three times a year, end of January, end of March, end of October.


Virginia Region (VAR) Maryland    

Mailing address:

Virginia Region (VAR)
7600 Pindell School Rd.
Fulton,  MD 20759-9725

Contact:

Craig Hindman
chair@varegion.org
Phone: 443-286-2781

Contact:

Judy Fisher
vicechair@varegion.org
Phone: 304-258-4974

Online:

www.varegion.org/

Meetings:

Spring & Fall Region Meets- 9am - dates & location vary


Western Region California    

Mailing address:

Western Region
114 Casentini St Apt A
Salinas,  CA 93907

Contact:

Elaine Garvey, Chair
egarvey@gmail.com
Phone: 858-922-0360

Contact:

Rodolfo Gonzalez-Luna, Sec-Tre
gonza142@msu.edu
Phone: 831-776-5385

Online:

www.caves.org/region/western/

Meetings:

2012 annual meeting will be in Vallecito, CA.