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 a program of the Society for California Archaeology (SCA).
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.
(updated July 31, 2014) Thank you to the OHMVR Division of California State Parks for awarding a grant to Pacific Southwest Division of the USFS (California) to help fund CASSP activities next year. More information about CASSP partners. Because of this commitment from our partners, there will be more volunteer training workshops, advanced training, and volunteer support activities into 2015.
(updated September 2, 2014) No new volunteer training workshops are planned for the remainder of 2014. If additional funding is found this year, then additional workshops will be announced on this page, and through the CASSP events listserv. There will be at least 6 new workshops in 2015; locations and dates of these workshops will not be confirmed until January, at the earliest. For more information, please contact the CASSP coordinators, Beth and Chris Padon.
(updated September 2, 2014) The SCA holds data-sharing meetings in the Fall in northern and southern California. These one-day meetings are mini-conferences, but in a more informal setting with only one speaker at a time. There is no cost and the public is welcome. This year, both meetings will be held on October 4. The northern data-sharing meeting will be held at Sierra College in Rocklin and the southern data-sharing meeting will be held at Old Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside. For more information, please visit www.scahome.org.