The NSS has only two full-time and two part-time employees, who work in its Huntsville headquarters office, bookstore, and library.

National Speleological Society
2813 Cave Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35810-4431
256-852-1300
Fax: 256-851-9241
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NSS Conservation Policy
  
Complete List of NSS Organizational Contacts

NSS Operations Manager
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Bookstore Supervisor
Michell Vaughn < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

Facilities Manager
Stephanie Rubio < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

Librarian
Bill Torode < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

The strength and vitality of the National Speleological Society (NSS) lies in its members. These cavers dedicate tens of thousands of hours a year assisting the Society at all levels to further its goals, develop its programs, manage its business and properties, and accomplish specific projects.

Mission Statement:
The National Speleological Society (NSS) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the scientific study of caves and karst; protecting caves and their natural contents through conservation, ownership, stewardship, and public education; and promoting responsible cave exploration and fellowship
among those interested in caves.

The Society relies on dedicated volunteers for its 12 directors, 5 officers, publication editors, 120+ standing committees, and numerous subcommittees. In addition, volunteers lead NSS Activities, manage the NSS Nature Preserves and organize the annual NSS Conventions. The reporting structure of the Society and the distribution of committees/commissions can be seen on the Organization Structure page.

The greatest accomplishments in caving and conservation are often achieved through the Society's Internal Organization (IO) structure. Members work together in NSS grottos (i.e, chapters), regions, surveys, and sections to develop ideas and pursue projects in the areas of speleology, as well as cave conservation, management, preservation, restoration, exploration, surveying, rescue, equipment, techniques, and education. Each IO functions within NSS guidelines, but independently of the Society.