participants at Table Rock, PlumasIn August, 2014, the BLM Hollister Field Office hosted a training workshop that was held at UC Santa Cruz on Saturday, and at BLM Coastal Dairies land on Sunday.

workshop participants at Palm SpringsParticipants in the July, 2014, volunteer training workshop held at the Los Padres National Forest.

Cleveland National Forest participantsParticipants in the June 2014 volunteer training workshop for the Eldorado National Forest.

Cleveland National Forest participantsNew site stewards from the June 2014 volunteer training workshop for the Sierra District of California State Parks.

Shasta-TrinityWorkshop participants at Indians Ranch in the Monterey Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest in April, 2013.

We thank site steward Jorge Aguilar for sharing the spreadsheet that he uses to keep track of his volunteer hours.

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 31, 2014) 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 2015.

small marker(updated September 2, 2014) No new volunteer training workshops are planned for the remainder of 2014. If additional funding is found this year, then additional workshops will be announced on this page, and through the CASSP events listserv. There will be at least 6 new workshops in 2015; locations and dates of these workshops will not be confirmed until January, at the earliest. For more information, please contact the CASSP coordinators, Beth and Chris Padon.