The Permian Basin Speleological Society was founded by Tony Grieco and Bill Bentley in
October 1983 and was chartered as the 300th grotto of the National Speleological Society on January 18, 1984. Early club trips included many trips to the caves of the Guadalupe Mountains of Texas and New Mexico as well as exploration in Comanche Springs Cave and Amazing Maze Cave as new discoveries in early 1984.... The PBSS has grown through the years and has had an average club membership of nearly 50 cavers from all over the Permian Basin... The PBSS is an affiliated Grotto or Caving club with the Texas Speleological Association and the Southwestern Region of the NSS.
The PBSS has an on going project of rock and rubble removal at Carlsbad Caverns, when they are not
gating a cave somewhere. The Permian Basin Speleological Society meets at Murry’s Delicatessen at 3211 West Wadley, Midland, Texas at 7:00PM on the third Thursday of each month. For further information call Bill Bentley at 432-697-3079 or Mathew Ormsby at his email.
The National Speleological Society (NSS) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The NSS was founded for the purpose of advancing the study, conservation,
exploration, and knowledge of caves. More than 10,000 members in 200 grottos conduct regular meetings to bring cavers together within their general area and coordinate activities which may include mapping, cleaning, and gating sensitive caves.
The NSS Cave Diving Section is the largest cave diving organization in the United States with members in almost every state. While section members are very active in diving springs in Florida, they also dive mines and swamps in the northern states, conduct high altitude sump diving in the West, perform motorized and stage diving in the South, dive sea caves in the Northeast, survey Bahama Blue Holes, and conduct studies of various caves and springs in Mexico. The section is also active in the development of underwater rescue equipment, and sponsors a comprehensive cave diver and instructor training program. It also holds national technology transfer seminars twice a year and publishes Underwater Speleology.
The National Cave Rescue Commission is a volunteer group developed to coordinate cave rescue resources throughout the United States. The NCRC itself is a communications network through which to locate the actual rescue workers and equipment. Most NCRC cavers do perform rescues, but not as part of the NCRC; rather as members of their local rescue
squads, civil defense units, or cave rescue groups. The NCRC is a component of the Department of the Executive Vice-President of the National Speleological Society (NSS).
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