CASSP poster sessionAbout 75 people attended the CASSP poster session at the SCA Annual Meeting in San Diego in March, 2018.

Oroville 2017The Lake Oroville State Recreation Area hosted a volunteer training workshop in April 2017 with these participants.

Cleveland National Forest participantsThe BLM Bakersfield Field Office volunteer training workshop held in September 2016 attracted 25 new volunteer site stewards.

Cleveland National Forest participantsParticipants in the July 2016 volunteer training workshop held in Susanville for the Lassen National Forest with the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office.

CASSP is the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program, where trained volunteers work with professional archaeologists to protect archaeological and historical resources by regularly visiting sites and recording changes. CASSP is not a government program.

In order to become a CASSP volunteer, you must attend a two-day, training workshop (see how to join). Pre-registration must be made by e-mail, mail, or phone as soon as possible, but no later than the Monday before the workshop (see registration). The volunteer training workshop fee is $25 per person. Attendance usually is limited to 25.

small marker(updated September18, 2018) NEW WORKSHOP. Karen Lacy and Michael DeGiovine will lead a new CASSP volunteer training workshop at the BLM El Centro Field Office at 1661 S. 4th Street, El Centro, 92243, on October 13-14, 2018. Pre-registration is required and, as of this date, there still is space; please contact Karen and Mike at <> to register.

We thank the BLM California State Office and BLM El Centro Field Office for making this workshop possible.

small marker(updated September 18, 2018) Support for additional workshops is sorely needed. Please contact Beth and Chris Padon or Karen Lacy and Michael DeGiovine if you know of any funding opportunities for CASSP. We are looking for grants, foundations, donations, and company sponsors. It costs $5,000 to hold a training workshop, and we spend about $30,000 a year on workshop preparation and follow-up, administration, and outreach efforts. Grants will be matched with donations and volunteer time.

small marker(updated September 18, 2018) The annual data-sharing meetings of the Society for California Archaeology (SCA) will be held on October 6 at California State University Channel Islands for southern California and on October 20 at California State University Chico for northern California. These one-day conferences feature presentations by archaeologists and other experts. They are free and open to the public, and registration is not required. For more information, please visit the SCA website at

small marker(updated September 18, 2018) The cover of the September 2018 SCA Newsletter features the CASSP poster session at the recent SCA annual meeting. Download a PDF version of this newsletter at