The California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program (CASSP) trains volunteers to work with professional archaeologists to help protect archaeological and historical resources on public lands. Volunteer site stewards regularly visit and report the conditions of their assigned sites. CASSP is not a government program; it is part of the
Despite strong, frigid winds and the occasional spatter of rain, around 150 people participated in the 19th annual Moose Anderson Day Cleanup. This year breakfast and announcements were held inside the station to avoid the unsavory weather. The Moose Anderson cleanup, the largest event of its kind organized by the Friends of Jawbone in April of every year, focused on cleaning up the Middle Knob area. This gorgeous, remote area of trails is home to secluded canyons and spectacular mountain vistas, which makes it popular with recreational shooters, and, unfortunately as a result of that popularity, prone to large piles of trigger trash.
To help guide volunteers out to the area, signs and flags were used to mark sites. Maps were provided both on paper and made available for download, ensuring even those not familiar with the area would be able to find their way to the cleanup locations. Volunteers helped to fill two large dumpsters with shot-up televisions, computers, stoves, furniture, and plywood targets. Sand was sifted for spent casings and broken glass. One popular shooting and camping spot was occupied by campers who gladly joined up to help pick up trash left by the site’s previous users.
The Re Cinco Solar Project has begun work on their property south of Jawbone Canyon. They are working closely with Friends of Jawbone to ensure that the trails in the area remain accessible.
To this end, trails that run through the private property have been re-routed around it, ensuring continued access to trails in the area. Please review the map below.
Also, Re Cinco has asked riders in the area to please respect the newly installed Tortoise Exclusion fence. Desert tortoise exclusion fencing plays a critical role in protecting the state and federally threatened Mojave Desert Tortoise. Vandalism or modification of this fence could result in state and federal penalties. Please help keep wildlife safe by helping keep the tortoise fence intact. If you notice a breach in the fence, we ask that you call (877) 406-6935 immediately. Thank you for your cooperation.