What do NM SiteWatch volunteers do?

A site steward's primary tasks are to regularly visit local cultural sites to monitor and report on their condition. Reports provide land managers with crucial information about the condition of the resources, allowing volunteers to make a real contribution to the protection of New Mexico's cultural resources. In the process, they visit places most people only read about. With advanced levels of training, stewards also may assist agency archaeologists with pedestrian surveys for new sites, and monitor construction or other project activities proximate to known sites that could be damaged. Persons unable to visit sites due to handicap, location, or any other reason, still can contribute. SiteWatch has a real need for volunteers to visit classrooms, provide training, perform clerical duties and serve as a conduit for feedback to the program coordinator.