Federal Cave Resources Protection Act of 1988

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The Federal Cave Resources Protection Act of 1988 or FCRPA[1] is a United States federal law that aims "to secure, protect, and preserve significant caves on Federal lands for the perpetual use, enjoyment, and benefit of all people; and to foster increased cooperation and exchange of information between governmental authorities and those who utilize caves located on Federal lands for scientific, education, or recreational purposes." The law was approved on November 18, 1988. Specific effects of the act include prohibiting the disclosure of locations of significant caves, removing cave resources, and vandalizing or disturbing cave resources.[2]


  1. US Congress (1988-11-18), Public Law 100-691 100th Congress (PDF), retrieved 2014-12-16<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. US Congress (1997-12-31), The Federal Cave Protection Act of 1988, retrieved 2014-12-16<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>