ABDSP Dec 2015The last workshop of 2015 was held with an exceptional group of volunteers and archaeologists at Anza-Borrego Desert Sate Park in December.

Cleveland National Forest participantsParticipants in the August 2015 volunteer training workshop for the Amador Ranger District of the Eldorado National Forest.

Cleveland National Forest participantsParticipants in the July 2015 workshop held at the BLM Bishop Field Office .

Cleveland National Forest participantsThe BLM Hollister Field Office advanced workshop in July 2015 attracted CASSP volunteers from all over the State to work on their site recording skills.

Cleveland National Forest participantsNew site stewards from the July 2015 volunteer training workshop for the Western Divide Ranger District of Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument.

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; it is organized by 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.

small marker(updated May 26, 2015) The Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology (ALVA) at California State University, Chico, prepared a short film about CASSP. The people at ALVA are very talented and creative. This film provides a lot of information in two minutes. View the CASSP film.

small marker(updated December 31, 2015) The Society for California Archaeology 50th Annual Meeting will be held on March 10 to March 13, 2016, at the DoubleTree Ontario Airport hotel. For more information, please visit https://scahome.org/2016-annual-meeting-venue-and-events/ The meetings will include a poster session that features site stewardship activities. During the Annual Meeting, the CASSP Committee will hold a public meeting.

small markerNEW WORKSHOP DATE (updated January 26, 2016) Thanks to a current grant from the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division of California State Parks, and to administrative support from the US Forest Service (USFS) Region 5, six training workshops will be held at USFS and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) locations by September, 2016. To date, one workshop has been scheduled -- at the BLM Palm Springs Field Office on April 2-3, 2016. (THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUS DATE OF MARCH 19-20, 2016.) To register for the April 2-3 workshop, please contact the CASSP coordinators below. Other workshops will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

small marker(updated February 5, 2016) . The public is invited to an open stakeholders' meeting that will be held in southern California on Wednesday, February 17 to review and comment on next year's CASSP grant application to the OHMVR Division of California State Parks. The meeting will be held at 5:30 pm. at the Ranch House Restaurant, 1150 Woodside Ave., Ste. F, Santee, CA 92071. Please attend to contribute your opinions about the site stewardship grant application.