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.
(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.
(updated August 14, 2015) CASSP has been awarded a grant to conduct six workshops at US Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) locations over next year. We thank the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division of California State Parks and USFS Region 5 for their support of California site stewardship and for their leadership in maintaining partnerships between diverse groups of users of public lands.
(updated August 19, 2015) Currently, no additional CASSP workshops are scheduled. At least six more workshops will be held before the end of September, 2016; watch for announcements on this page.
(updated August 19, 2015) CASSP is on Facebook, at "California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program".
(updated August 19, 2015) The Nevada Site Stewardship Program offers a training class for new site stewards on September 12, 2015, in Carson City, NV. For more information about the class and about Nevada volunteer site stewardship opportunites, please view this two-page, PDF announcement, and contact Samantha Rubinson, NVSHPO Southern Representative & Site Stewardship Coordinator, at (702) 486-5011 or firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1.