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 August 11, 2016) The volunteer training workshop at the BLM Bakersfield Field Office is FULL. Registrations that are submitted after August 11 will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which they are received. There may be some cancellations, and we will contact people on the waiting list in chronological order. Everyone on the waiting list will be contacted at least by September 3 about any cancellations.
(updated August 11, 2016) The SCA Northern Data Sharing Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 1 at Amador County fairgrounds (18621 Sherwood St. Plymouth, 95669), and the Southern Data Sharing Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 29, at the Steele/Burnand Desert Anza Borrego Desert Research Center (401 Tilting T. Drive, Borrego Springs, 92004). These data sharing meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the SCA website at www.scahome.org.