For the next ten days, we are devoting the front page to the October 23 CASSP volunteer training workshop. We hope that you can join us. Please use the following link to register.

Registration
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6IH9YLbGQ8WW3M0puzrmYQ.
When
Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 9:00 am to noon, and from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Cost
Free, but you must register before the workshop.
This workshop is intended for people who
have an interest in California archaeology, or
are looking for activities to augment their recreational hiking, biking, off-roading, horseback riding,
or want to give back to their communities.
Everyone is welcome, even if you are not planning to volunteer as an archaeological site steward.
Purpose
We will recruit volunteer site stewards for BLM Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park in Three Rivers, California State Parks Angeles District in Calabasas, and Cleveland National Forest in San Diego.
We also want to increase awareness and respect of heritage resources — why they are important and how to behave as a visitor.
Agenda
9:00 Introduction
9:30 Types of sites and artifacts.
10:00 Overview of local archaeology.
12:00 Lunch break.
1:00 Archaeology and legal protections.
1:30 Cultural resource awareness.
2:00 Safety first.
2:30 The next step.

You can download the 34-page workshop notebook as a PDF from this link.

Follow-up
Participants of the October 23 webinar who want to become site stewards will go on an in-person field trip at one of the four agencies where they will volunteer. The field trip will be scheduled as soon after the webinar as staff availability and COVID-19 conditions permit. Volunteers must sign a confidentiality agreement to not reveal site locations and pay a workshop fee of $25 before the field training. Vaccination may be required, depending on local guidelines. Each field trip will be limited to 25 volunteers, and will be led by CASSP instructors and agency archaeologists.