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  • SCA Newsletter 48(3) September 2014 1

    Founded 1966 Volume 48, Number 3 September 2014

    Society for California ArchaeologyNewsletter

    * Details on Upcoming Data Sharing Meetings

    * 2015 Annual Meeting Call for Papers

    * CEQA Consultation Bill Passes Legislature

    IN THIS ISSUE:

  • SCA Newsletter 48(3) September 2014 2

    Society for California Archaeology Newsletter is a quarterly publication of information essential to California archaeology. Opinions, commentary, and editorials appearing in the SCA Newsletter represent the views of the authors, not necessarily those of the Board or Editors.

    Submissions: The submission deadline for the December 2014 issue of the SCA Newsletter is November 20. Authors should be aware that their contributions will appear on the SCA website unless otherwise specified. Please email submissions to newsletter@scahome.org or mail them to the SCA Business Office at 1692 Mangrove Ave, Suite #153, Chico, CA 95926.

    Editors: Peter Von der Porten, Managing Editor. Shelly Davis-King, Pat Mikkelsen, and Michelle Trevino, Co-Editors.

    On the cover: Sunrise over Round Valley during an archaeological survey near Covelo. Photo by Peter Von der Porten.

    Table of Contents

    Letter from the President .................................................................................................... 3

    From the Editor: Important SCA Announcements ....................................................... 4

    2014-2015 Committees and Liaisons ................................................................................. 5

    SCA Business and Activities ............................................................................................... 7

    October is California Archaeology Month .................................................................... 7

    Northern and Southern Data Sharing Meetings: October 45, 2014 .......................... 8

    2015 SCA Annual Meeting Updates and Call for Papers ............................................ 10

    SCA Copyright Statement ........................................................................................... 11

    California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program Activities Report ....................... 12

    SCA Financial Statement ............................................................................................ 15

    Seeking Volunteers: Membership, Grants and Fundraising, and Legacy Committees 16

    Society for Historical Archaeology Liaison Report ...................................................... 16

    SCA Strategic Plan Revised July 2014 .................................................................... 17

    Legislation Liaison Report: AB 52 and HR 3687 ......................................................... 26

    Call for Volunteers and Support on California Archaeology and Climate Change Survey in San Diego ................................................................................................... 28

    Society for American Archaeology Liaison Report ...................................................... 28

    SCA Executive Board Summer Meeting Minutes ........................................................ 29

    News and Announcements ................................................................................................. 32

    Susan Stratton Leaves the Office of Historic Preservation for the Forest Service ...... 32

    Drew Mann Pallette: 19482014 ................................................................................. 32

    Bureau of Land Management Update: Summer Surveys and Outreach ..................... 34

    Bay Area Cultural Landscape Research Group at Large ............................................ 35

    Events Calendar ................................................................................................................. 36

    Society for California Archaeology NewsletterVolume 48, Number 3 September 2014

    mailto:newsletter@scahome.org

  • SCA Newsletter 48(3) September 2014 3

    Letter from the President

    I T iS hARD TO BEliEVE ThAT SuMMER iS AlMOST OVER. i think this every year as we head into September, and i wonder where the time went. Your Executive Board had a productive meeting in Chico in July and it is almost time for our fall meeting, which will be held in Fair Oaks at the end of September. While we took our annual look at the budget and discussed our Strategic Plan, we realized that what we really need is some input from you. The SCA's strategic planning process began in 1992 and a Strategic Plan was drafted in 1993, then updated in 2001. It was last updated and shared with the membership in 2011 (SCA Newsletter Vol. 45, No. 1).

    In the few years since 2011, the regulatory and political landscape has changed. We have seen particular areas of growth with the publi-cation of our journal California Archaeology in 2010 and the shift to a digital format for the SCA Newsletter and Proceedings. From my per-spective, there are two areas that need immediate attention: fundraising and advocacy.

    The SCA supports a number of fantastic programs, including Archaeology Month grants and Orphaned Collections grants. in order to support our mission and the growth of additional programs that support California archaeology, we need to continue to develop stable, predict-able funding sources. We are grateful to the agencies and firms that pro-vide consistent support, but we need to expand that list and think beyond our Annual Meeting fundraising.

    We must also continue to advocate for California archaeology at the state level. in 2013, the SCA officially adopted a set of professional qualifications for the position of Principal investigator on archaeologi-cal projects (SCA Newsletter Vol. 47, No. 1). As the largest archaeologi-cal organization in California, we are stakeholders in issues concerning cultural resources along with the Office of historic Preservation, the State historical Resources Commission, and the Office of Planning and Research, and we have a responsibility to be heard in the development and implementation of policies, legislation, and guidelines that affect ar-chaeology and archaeological research.

    Although SB 18 was passed and AB 52 is on the brink of approval (see page 26), another bill, SB 659setting documentation standards for the evaluation of archaeological properties conducted for the purpos-

    Finding Direction: Advocacy and Fundraising for California ArchaeologyJennifer Darcangelo

    PresidentJennifer DarcangeloPacific Gas & Electric CompanyJ5d8@pge.com

    Immediate Past PresidentRichard FitzgeraldCalifornia State Parks(916) 375-5921rfitzgerald@parks.ca.gov

    President-ElectMark hylkemaCalifornia State Parks(408) 306-3555mark.hylkema@parks.ca.gov

    Southern Vice PresidentNoelle Shavernoelle.shaver@scahome.org

    Northern Vice PresidentMichelle CrossCardno ENTRIX(916) 386-3811michelle.cross@cardno.com

    SecretaryAmy Gusick(415) 828-6964agusick@gmail.com

    TreasurerJohn BurgeSub Terra Consulting(530) 342-3680johnburge1@gmail.com

    Executive DirectorDenise Wills(530) 342-3537office@scahome.org

    Newsletter Managing EditorPeter Von der Porten(650) 483-1457newsletter@scahome.org

    Society for California

    ArchaeologyExecutive Board

    2014-2015

    mailto:J5d8@pge.commailto:rfitzgerald@parks.ca.govmailto:mark.hylkema@parks.ca.govmailto:noelle.shaver@scahome.orgmailto:michelle.cross@cardno.commailto:agusick@gmail.commailto:johnburge1@gmail.commailto:office@scahome.orgmailto:newsletter@scahome.org

  • SCA Newsletter 48(3) September 2014 4

    Letter from the President, cont.

    California Archaeology Digital Access

    Thanks to a new contact with Maney, publisher of the SCA's journal California Archaeology, SCA members now have access to the journal in digital form. To access the digital content, log on to your member's page at http://scahome.org and scroll down to the link.

    Do Your Part for the SCA Run for Office!

    it's a rewarding experience, just ask past SCA officers. The available positions for the upcom-ing year are President, Southern Vice President, and Treasurer. Duties are outlined in Article iV of the SCA Bylaws: http://scahome.org/about-sca/bylaws/#6. Please contact Pat Mikkelsen (pat@farwestern.com) or lynn Gamble (gamble@anth.ucsb.edu) for nomina-tion forms or more information.

    The SCA is also seeking individuals to fill the crucial roles of Membership, Publicity, and Fundraising chairs. To volunteer, please contact the Business Office at office@scahome.org.

    Apologies to Statistical Research, Inc.

    SCA Executive Director Denise Wills says, "On two separate occasions I have misidentified Statistical Research, inc. (SRi) as Scientific Research, inc. when thanking SCA Annual Meeting underwriters. SRi has

    es of CEQAdid not make it out of the state Senate (SCA Newsletter Vol. 48, No. 1).

    lastly, we need your input! We have provided the latest draft of the Strategic Plan in this issue (see page 17). We will be sending out a Membership Survey soon, using the Strategic Plan as a starting point. We invite you to comment by responding to the survey or at any time you can email any Board mem-ber. We are here to serve you.

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