Feather River Ranger District

Advanced training workshop in stone tool artifact identification.

Barstow fieldwork

Recording site features in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Joshua Tree National Park

Workshop participants take a short hike to a site in Joshua Tree National Park.

Class in the rain

The field mapping at San Bernardino National Forest ended early because of heavy rain. Photo by Doug Guimond.

Advanced training workshops provide training and experience in skills that are useful for CASSP volunteers. These workshops may last one or two days, and usually combine lectures and other presentations with hands-on practice. Topics in previous advanced workshops have included preparing site sketch maps (to scale), use of hand-held GPS units, recording techniques for rock art, faunal identification, flintknapping demonstrations, historic and prehistoric artifact identification, and field survey techniques.

Advanced training workshops are constructed to help current volunteer site stewards, but everyone with a sincere interest in preserving California heritage is welcome. Fees for advanced training workshops vary according to costs of materials and access. Volunteer confidentiality agreements may have to be updated or renewed if the workshop includes sensitive site information. Registration is required for advanced workshops. Usually space is limited, so please register as soon as you can.