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 August 12, 2013) We currently are planning no more volunteer training workshops for 2013. More workshops will be offered in 2014, but they will not be confirmed and announced until December or January, at the earliest. Please continue to visit this page for the latest information.
(updated July 27, 2013) 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 2014.
(updated November 9, 2013) There will be a CASSP poster session at the SCA Annual Meeting in Visalia, March 20 - 23, 2014. Presenting a poster is less formal and less intimidating than presenting a research paper. If you are interested in attending the annual meeting and talking with other volunteers and archaeologists about your site stewardship site, then please view this one-page PDF announcement and contact Beth Padon before November 15. NOTE: DEADLINE IS NEAR.