Archaeological Site Stewardship training workshop offered Saturday, February 7

CALIENTE, Nev. - The State Historic Preservation Office, Nevada Site Stewardship Program, is
pleased to announce a Stewardship training workshop to be held at the BLM Caliente Field Office
(US HWY 93, Bldg. 1, Caliente, NV) on February 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This workshop is
free of charge and is open to all who are interested in volunteering to help protect Nevada’s
heritage.

Increased visitation to public lands has overwhelmed archaeologists and law enforcement officers.
The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife
Service and the National Park Service have joined with the Nevada State Historic Preservation
Office to create a statewide volunteer site stewardship program that trains site stewards to become
vital “eyes and ears” for public land management agencies.

The workshop includes an introduction to archaeological sites in Nevada and provides insight into
how Nevada’s heritage is at risk. Stewards are educated on the latest laws related to historic
preservation so they can work with their local authorities to prevent further damage by reporting
vandalism and other activities that could harm archaeological and paleontological sites. Volunteers
who attend this workshop will receive a 2015 certification for stewarding in Nevada.

“Anyone who enjoys being outdoors, likes to hike, is willing to collaborate with both state and
federal agencies and has a love for the past should consider attending this workshop,” said Rebecca
Palmer, state historic preservation officer. “Site Stewards play an essential role in maintaining the
integrity of Nevada’s archaeological, paleontological and historical sites for generations to come.”
To reserve a seat, please RSVP by January 28 to Rayette Martin at ramartin@shpo.nv.gov or at
702-486-5011.