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The Importance of Site Stewardship

Site Stewardship is important because the professional staff of public agencies is unable to periodically and systematically visit recorded archaeological and/or historic sites that are under their jurisdictions and that are subject to impacts. Limitations in agency staffing, funding, priorities, and physical access to remote areas are some of the reasons why Site Stewards can make a significant contribution to maintaining our collective cultural heritage.  Site Stewards can be the “eyes and ears” of professional staff and help preserve and protect cultural resources for future generations of scientists and the public. 

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center partners with The Arizona State Parks and Trails and The Arizona Site Stewards.  The Site Steward website has been updated so you can apply online by going to The process can take two to three months so please be patient. You will be contacted when a training session has been scheduled. 

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