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Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2012, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2012

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2012, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • Personal information permission forms received from stewards
  • Five required Steward Refresher Courses given
  • Refresher course presentation modified to new SHPO guidelines
  • CSSP Round 6 Compendium completed


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2012, Margaret N. Rees Mar 2012

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2012, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • Team completed three steward refresher courses
  • One basic stewardship class produced 22 new volunteers
  • Letter prepared for volunteers’ signature to transfer personal information to State


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2011

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • One cultural site steward class was held this quarter adding 17 volunteers.
  • Team focus is upon plan to transition project to state stewardship program


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2010, Margaret N. Rees Mar 2010

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2010, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• Two basic site steward classes were held this quarter adding 36 new cultural site steward volunteers

• CSSP awarded “Preserve America Steward Award”

• CSSP stewards were requested to document BLM sites

• Stewards completed two of four documentation projects for NPS


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2009, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2009

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2009, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • A total of 452 site stewards are trained and registered on the CSSP database.
  • One training class was held this quarter adding 24 new volunteers.
  • The stewardship program had an annual growth of 13.8% during the fiscal year 2009.
  • Site Stewards reported 76 significant site impacts in 2008 compared with 83 during the same period last year.


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2009, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2009

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2009, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • A total of 428 stewards were trained and registered on database.
  • Cultural Site Stewardship Program funding modified to extend program.

In a new program initiated to identify and plot mine locations along the Colorado River, the Lake Mead National Park Service (NPS) requested volunteers from CSSP. Of more than 75 respondents, 45 volunteers met the preliminary qualifications to participate.

The CSSP-originated database is highly effective and continues to produce information requested by federal agencies. Due to its success and in the absence of a state-wide system for stewards outside Clark County, the Nevada State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO) requested CSSP ...


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2009, Margaret N. Rees Mar 2009

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2009, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• Two steward training classes were given this quarter training 41 new volunteers.

• Total trained stewards reach 428.

• The Cultural Site Stewardship brochure was approved and completed.

• Program sustainability issues were discussed at February SNAP meeting.


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2008, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2008

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• The Cultural Site Stewardship Program has now enrolled 369 site stewards

• Three training classes were held adding 49 new volunteer stewards, an increase of 15% during the fiscal year 2008.

• Site Stewards reported 72 site impacts 2008 YTD compared with 50 during the same period last year.


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2008, Margaret N. Rees Mar 2008

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• The Cultural Site Stewardship Program has enrolled 352 site stewards, an increase of 30% over March 31, 2007.

• Two classes were held in 2008 adding 29 new volunteer stewards.

• Site stewards reported 38 significant site impacts 2008 YTD compared to 31 during the same period in 2007.


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 1 – September 30, 2007, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2007

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 1 – September 30, 2007, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• Stewards have been assigned sites in the Desert National Wildlife Range for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

• The CSSP has expanded into the Laughlin area, the southernmost region of Nevada, the last stage of five designated stewardship areas in Clark County.

• Two basic training classes were conducted, adding 33 new site stewards.

• Stewards reported a total of 63 significant site impacts for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, as opposed to 51 significant impacts for the same period last year.

• Creation of a CSSP relational database is underway.

• Annual reports are being prepared for federal agencies.


Clark County Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Final Project Report, George Phillips, Margaret N. Rees May 2007

Clark County Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Final Project Report, George Phillips, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity through Community Partnerships – Cultural Site Stewardship Program is a Round 4 Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA)- funded project implemented by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Public Lands Institute on behalf of and in cooperation with four Federal agencies. This project resulted in the design, development, and implementation of an Interagency Cultural Site Stewardship Program. The program:

  • Was recognized with Department of the Interior Cooperative Conservation Service Award (2007).
  • Was modeled after the successful Arizona Site Steward Program developed and implemented with the following components:
  • ─ recruitment activities
    ─ required classroom and field training and optional ...


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees Mar 2007

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• The Cultural Site Stewardship Program now has 269 enrolled site stewards, an increase of 24% since March of 2006.

• Two training classes were held in 2007, adding 53 new stewards.

• Site Stewards reported 31 significant impacts during fiscal year 2007 compared to 25 impacts during the same period last year.


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2006, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2006

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2006, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• The Cultural Site Stewardship Program now has 249 enrolled site stewards, an increase of 732% since program inception in 2004.

• Four training classes were held in 2006, adding 72 new stewards.

• Site Stewards reported 55 significant impacts during the 12-month period compared to 25 impacts during the same period last year.


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2006, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2006

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2006, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• The Cultural Site Stewardship Program maintained 230 active site stewards, an increase of 674% since program inception.

• One optional training class was held this quarter focusing on GPS use and navigation.

• Site Stewards reported 51 significant impacts during the 12-month period compared to 25 impacts during the same period last year.


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2006, Margaret N. Rees Mar 2006

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2006, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • Active stewards in the program now total 210, an increase of 22% over last quarter and 618% since program inception.
  • Nine additional cultural site impacts resulting in measurable damages were reported this quarter. Site stewards reported 25 cultural site impacts for 6 months beginning 10/1/05 compared with 25 impacts reported for 12 months ending 9/30/05.
  • Monitoring program for Red Rock Canyon NCA adopted and implemented.
  • Two site steward training classes presented this quarter, producing 41 new stewards.
  • Optional training class on Archaeological Record of Southern Nevada presented to 28 site stewards.


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • Active stewards in the program now total 169, an increase of 497% since December 2004.
  • 11 additional major cultural site impacts resulting in measurable damages reported this quarter. Four additional impacts with somewhat lesser significance also reported in the quarter. Total impacts since December 2004 total 36 major and 12 less significant.
  • 2006 monitoring plan for Gold Butte implemented.
  • Training class on Southern Nevada Pre-history presented to 41 site stewards.


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • 17 new site stewards trained during the quarter. Active stewards in the program now total 167, up from 150 in last quarter.
  • Three Desert National Wildlife Refuge sites added to monitoring schedule.
  • Comprehensive monitoring plan for Sloan Canyon NCA implemented.
  • New training classes offered in GPS navigation and Clark County pre-history.
  • 3 additional major cultural site impacts resulting in measurable damages reported this quarter. Four additional impacts with somewhat lesser significance also reported in the quarter. Total impacts since December 2004 total 11 major and 12 less significant.
  • Federal land managers authorized site stewards to place signage and construct barriers ...


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • List of cultural resource sites and locations for monitoring completed
  • Outline for recruiting and training site stewards completed
  • Protocol for response to site impact/destruction completed
  • Field Manual complete and available on CD
  • Database set up with 150 site stewards, 144 of whom are currently active
  • Identification Card designed and accepted by Interagency Team
  • Training manual completed
  • Training classes initiated
  • Educational program for elementary students in planning stages


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Mar 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • List of cultural resource sites and locations for monitoring is 100% complete
  • Outline for recruiting and training site stewards is now complete
  • Law enforcement protocol for response to site impact/destruction has been established
  • Field manual has been completed and computerized
  • Training manual 90% complete and awaiting team approval
  • Database loaded with 122 site steward records, of whom 88 are active
  • Site steward identification card designed and approved by Cultural Resources Team; NCA and NRA fee waivers for site stewards approved by BLM and NPS
  • Open house held March 19, 2005, to introduce program to site stewards


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2004, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2004

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2004, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

A list of cultural sites unique to each of the four agencies is in the process of being compiled by the project manager. The first round, currently numbering more than 300 sites, is being defined in general categories by location and urgency for attention. Additions, refinements, and corrections will be ongoing.

Trainers for Nevada Heritage Site Stewardship were questioned in order to begin tailoring operating procedures for CSSP recruitment and training.