SCA Plenary sessionCASSP volunteer Beth Armstrong spoke during the opening plenary session of the 2023 SCA Annual Meeting.

Archaeologists describe artifacts during the field trip part of the training.

CASSP is the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program. It recruits and trains public volunteers to help protect archaeological and historical sites by making repeated visits to assigned sites and report on their conditions. Volunteer site stewards work under the supervision of archaeologists who work at the land management agency where the sites are located.

small marker(updated May 27, 2023). We presented part 1 of the CASSP volunteer training workshop in a 6-hour Zoom meeting. Topics include ethics, safety, site stewardship duties and responsibilities, confidentiality of site information, and volunteer opportunities with featured land management agencies. The next online CASSP training session will be held in the Fall of 2023.

Part 2 of the CASSP workshop consists of an in-person field day at one of the agencies featured in the first part. In order to attend a field day, you must attend part 1 first. sign a confidentiality agreement to not reveal sensitive site information, and pay a $25 workshop fee to Partners for Archaeological Site Stewardship.

small marker(updated Sep 12, 2023) Partners for Archaeological Site Stewardship provides CASSP and we support site stewardship in across the nation by sharing best practices. Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is located in Long Beach, California.