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Volunteers Learn How to Monitor Archaeological Sites

A CASSP volunteer looking at a petroglyph ~photo provided
A CASSP volunteer looking at a petroglyph ~photo provided

forestserviceupdateLassen National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management’s Eagle Lake Field Office jointly hosted volunteers from the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program earlier this month.

CASSP is a statewide program directed by the Society for California Archaeology.

Based in Susanville, this training workshop taught volunteers how to work with Forest Service and BLM staff to protect archaeological and historical resources. CASSP volunteers regularly visit assigned sites on public lands and report on their conditions.

“Volunteers are a tremendous resource for us,” said Lassen National Forest Archeologist Linn Gassaway. “By regularly monitoring sites, volunteers can detect problems early, when they can most easily be corrected, and help deter vandalism and looting.”

Volunteers hiking to an archaeological site during the workshop
Volunteers hiking to an archaeological site during the workshop
Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
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