"I am still very happy with the results of the workshop. All of the stewards have done an amazing job... I have nothing but praise for them all. One of the stewards lives close to Headwaters, and chooses to walk his dog there, so he is informally keeping an eye on the Falk site. That's true dedication!! It is because of him and the Friends group that we learned of recent vandalism at the restored Train Barn. Nothing too serious and we were able to send someone out right away to take care of the problem." - Sharyl Kinnear-Ferris, BLM Archaeologist, Arcata Field Office.

Arcata classroomSharyl Kinnear-Ferris reviews local archaeological resources at the BLM Arcata Field Office workshop..

Arcata field tripParticipants in the 2019 Arcata workshop visited nearby sites on the second day of the workshop.

Arcata participantsThe 2019 Arcata workshop participants assembled for a group picture.

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 to record and report changes. CASSP is not a government program; it is administered by the Partners for Archaeological Site Stewardship, a not-for-profit company incorporated in California. Volunteers serve on lands managed by federal agencies (the Bureau of Land Management. US Forest Service, National Park Service), California State Parks, the Archaeological Conservancy and several Native American Tribes.

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.

small marker(updated August 2020) You can download the 2019 CASSP annual report as a three-page PDF file. Please send comments and questions to the CASSP coordinators, Karen Lacy or Michael DeGiovine.

small marker(updated August 2020) CASSP volunteer training workshops are held at different locations across the State, when we have the funds. Please send an e-mail message to the CASSP coordinators, Karen Lacy or Michael DeGiovine, if you would like to participate in a future CASSP workshop; we will contact you by e-mail as soon as we begin scheduling workshops again.