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) 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.
(updated December 31, 2015) The Society for California Archaeology 50th Annual Meeting will be held on March 10 to March 13, 2016, at the DoubleTree Ontario Airport hotel. For more information, please visit https://scahome.org/2016-annual-meeting-venue-and-events/ The meetings will include a poster session that features site stewardship activities. During the Annual Meeting, the CASSP Committee will hold a public meeting.
NEW WORKSHOP DATE (updated January 26, 2016) Thanks to a current grant from the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division of California State Parks, and to administrative support from the US Forest Service (USFS) Region 5, six training workshops will be held at USFS and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) locations by September, 2016. To date, one workshop has been scheduled -- at the BLM Palm Springs Field Office on April 2-3, 2016. (THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUS DATE OF MARCH 19-20, 2016.) To register for the April 2-3 workshop, please contact the CASSP coordinators below. Other workshops will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.
(updated February 5, 2016) . The public is invited to an open stakeholders' meeting that will be held in southern California on Wednesday, February 17 to review and comment on next year's CASSP grant application to the OHMVR Division of California State Parks. The meeting will be held at 5:30 pm. at the Ranch House Restaurant, 1150 Woodside Ave., Ste. F, Santee, CA 92071. Please attend to contribute your opinions about the site stewardship grant application.