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) WORKSHOP SCHEDULE. We are pleased to announce the following CASSP volunteer training and advanced training workshops:
June 27-28 Initial volunteer training for the BLM Barstow and Palm Springs Field Offices, at the San Manuel Village in Highland. More details.
July 11-12 Initial volunteer training for the Western Divide Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest, at Springville. More details.
July 18-19 Advanced training for the BLM Hollister Field Office, at Santa Cruz. More details.
July 25-26 Initial volunteer training at the BLM Bishop Field Office, in Bishop. More details.
August 8-9 Initial volunteer training at the Amador Ranger District of the Eldorado National Forest, in Pioneer. More details.
August 22 (Saturday only) Advanced training at the Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest, for the Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest. More details.
(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.