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.
(updated August 12, 2013) We currently are planning no more volunteer training workshops for 2013. More workshops will be offered in 2014, but they will not be confirmed and announced until December or January, at the earliest. Please continue to visit this page for the latest information.
(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.
(updated March 3, 2014) The SCA Annual Meeting in Visalia, March 20 - 23, 2014, will include a CASSP poster session on Friday afternoon (March 21) at the Executive Lobby East. The annual CASSP Committee meeting will be held on Saturday, from 11:30 to 1:00 at the Executive Board Room. Everyone is welcome to attend both events to learn more about the program and contribute their ideas. For more information about the SCA meetings, visit http://www.scahome.org/2014-annual-meeting
(updated March 3, 2014) At least six CASSP training workshops will be held this year. Please check this page soon for confirmed dates and locations.
(updated March 3, 2014) The annual meeting of the National Coucil on Public History will be held from March 19-22, 2014 in Monterey. CASSP co-ordinator On Friday morning (March 21) Beth Padon will participate in the session, "Protecting an Enduring Legacy: Site Stewardship, Volunteerism, and Archaeology in the American West." For more information about the NCPH meetings, visit http://ncph.org/cms/conferences/2014-annual-meeting/