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.

participants at Table Rock, PlumasNew site stewards at the volunteer training workshop at Clear Lake State Park in May, 2014, held for the Northern Buttes District of California State Parks.

workshop participants at Palm SpringsParticipants in the April, 2014, volunteer training workshop held at the BLM Needles Field Office.

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 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 July 8, 2014) Volunteer training workshops are confirmed for the following dates and locations. For more information, see schedule.

WORKSHOP IS FULL. July 19-20, Los Padres National Forest, Goleta. Please contact Beth or Chris Padon (, or 562-427-3474 to be placed on the waiting list for this workshop, and you will be contacted by Wednesday, July 16.

August 23-24, BLM Hollister Field Office, Hollister. Space still is available at this workshop.

Space is limited and you must register no later than the Monday before the workshop.