You can Help Protect a Portion of America’s Past!

Should you discover an archaeological or historical object or site, please do not disturb anything. Leave any items you find in exactly the spot where you found them.  Call the Forest Archaeologist with a report of your discovery. 530-233-8731  You can help protect a portion of America’s Past!

Warning!  Federal Laws** protect all historic and pre-historic objects, artifacts and sites on public lands. They belong to all the citizens and are not to be removed for personal souvenirs or any reason.

**The Federal Antiquities Act of 1906 and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979

To learn how archaeologists and historians piece together the remnants of the past and use artifacts to tell the story of our ancestors, follow this link to Heritage Resources Protection and the Forest Visitor.  Please print out this interesting report and share it with friends.



Volunteer Opportunities

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    Passport in Time (PIT) is a volunteer program of the US Forest Service. PIT provides opportunities for the public to work with professional archaeologists and historians on national forests and grasslands across the country.


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