Cleveland National Forest participantsParticipants in the August 2013 volunteer training workshop for the Cleveland National Forest.

participants at Table Rock, PlumasParticipants in the July, 2013, advanced workshop at Feather River District, Plumas NF.

workshop participants at Palm SpringsParticipants in the June, 2013, volunteer training workshop held at the BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office.

Shasta-TrinityParticipants in the volunteer training workshop held at Shasta-Trinity National Forest in April, 2013.

We thank Sandy Rogers and Tom Elder for sharing their site visit report template and photo log form respectively. And we thank Mark Algazy for giving us permission to share his essay, The Gift in the Rocks. All three gentlemen participated in a great workshop at the BLM Ridgecrest Field Office in December 2011.

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.

small marker(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.

small marker(updated April 1, 2014) We are pleased to announce that a CASSP volunteer training workshop will be held at the BLM Needles Field Office on April 26 - 27. For more information, see schedule.

small marker(updated April 15, 2014) Additional volunteer training workshops will be held this year at the following locations

May 17-18, California State Parks, Northern Buttes District, Lake Oroville.

June 21-22, California State Parks, Sierra District, Tahoma.

June 28-29, Eldorado National Forest, Placerville.

July 19-20, Los Padres National Forest, Goleta.

Additional workshops will be listed as they are confirmed, so please check this page again. Space is limited and you must register no later than the Monday before the workshop.