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 May 3, 2013) NEW WORKSHOP CONFIRMED. Two volunteer training workshops are scheduled. If you submit a registration after a workshop is filled, you will be placed on the waiting list, and we will contact you at least a week before the workshop.
OPEN -- June 8 - 9 at the BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office in Palm Springs. The Sunday field trip will take place in the San Jacinto Mountains. More information about the workshop.
FULL -- August 10 - 11 at the San Diego Archaeological Center, Escondido, for the Cleveland National Forest. More information.
(updated May 20, 2013). Advanced training workshops focus upon a specific set of skills through learning by doing. "History Etched in Stone" is an advanced workshop in recording historic rock inscriptions, hosted by the Plumas National Forest on Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21 (dates corrected). We will help document pioneer inscriptions at Table Rock, a site associated with the California gold rush, near the town of LaPorte. Participants will camp nearby, and have to hike over rocks in order to reach the site. A poster session on this site was presented at the 2013 SCA Annual Meeting. Registration status -- OPEN. More information.