***DUE TO COVID, AND THE CHALLENGES WITH TRAINING NEW APPLICANTS SAFELY, THE SITE STEWARD PROGRAM IS NOT TAKING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN FEBUARY WITH AN UPDATE. THIS IS ONLY A TEMPORARY CHANGE. THE PROGRAM IS STILL MONITORING AND PROTECTING ARIZONA’S CULTURAL RESOURCES*** Updated January 2020.***
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The database serves the Cultural Preservation community and is the location for:
- New volunteers to apply to become a Site Steward;
- Active Members to submit their volunteer hours and activity reports;
- Providing State and Federal reports in support of grants, and other funding sources; and
- Completing and processing Volunteer Agreements.
What is the Site Steward Program (SSP)
The Arizona Site Steward Program is an organization of volunteers, in partnership with public land managers of Arizona (US Forest Service, AZ State Lands, BLM, and other jurisdictions), whose members are selected, trained and certified by Arizona State Parks & Trails (ASPT). The chief objective of the Stewards Program is to deter the theft of antiquities and report to the land managers any destruction or vandalism of prehistoric and historic archaeological and paleontological sites in Arizona through site monitoring. Stewards can choose to be active in other program duties including:
- Project Archaeology (Youth Education); Working with Elementary Schools to Implement a Cultural Preservation Curriculum.
- Community Outreach: Participate in Events to Promote Preservation & Recruit New Member
- Administrative Support
Visit the Site Steward Webpage at Arizona State Parks & Trails for additional program information. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage to view two exceptional videos and to read past editions of our newsletter, The Watch.
The Site Steward Program is open to people of all abilities.
If you have any questions, you can contact the State Site Steward Coordinator at AZ State Parks & Trails by phone - 602-542-7130 or by email: email@example.com
The Arizona Site Steward Program is a grant-based program and is supported through federal funding from the U.S. National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Luke Air Force Base, and the Arizona Site Steward Program Foundation and through generous donations from local buisnesses and archaeological-based agencies.