Become A Steward
Who Can Be A Site Steward?
Any person eighteen years of age or older who is interested in the preservation of archaeological and paleontological resources and who is willing to abide by the Code of Ethics can be a steward in the Nevada Archaeological Site Stewardship Program. Stewards will serve on a volunteer basis and will be recruited and selected without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. However, no person who has been convicted of a violent crime, crime against a person, crime involving the use of a weapon, or any other felony shall be utilized as a volunteer. Site stewards may be subject to a background check by the agency involved.
How Do I Become A Site Steward?
Step 2. Attend a free 6 to 7 hour Basic Training class that is offered as needed throughout the state. The class covers federal and state archaeological and paleontological preservation laws, site steward procedures, archaeological and paleontological identification and safety.
Step 3. Schedule a Baseline Visit to your assigned site with the agency archaeologist. This visit establishes the condition of the site and can last anywhere from an hour to 4 hours depending on the location.
Step 4. Visit your site at least 4 times per year and turn in reports concerning the condition of the site to your assigned Regional Coordinator.
Step 5. Enjoy yourself and have a blast by knowing that you’re making a difference in helping to preserve archaeological and paleontological resources!!
Send completed applications to:
c/o The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
309 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 486-5172 FAX