How are stewards trained?

Introduction to Site Stewardship

Successful completion of Introduction to Site Stewardship class is required for SiteWatch certification. Basic training consists of four hours of classroom instruction, followed by two to three hours of field orientation. The primary goals of this basic training are to provide an introduction to:

1) Skills and awareness necessary to be a successful site steward

2) Historyof the region where the Site Steward will be volunteering

3) Program rules and procedures

Upon successful completion of this class, new site stewards will receive a certificate, issued by the Historic Preservation Division (HPD), as official evidence that this prerequisite has been met. In limited situations self-guided study of class materials and review with a Chapter Coordinator is sufficient to begin monitoring, but self-study is conducted at the discretion of the New Mexico SiteWatch Coordinator and does not waive the classroom requirement.

Training classes are ongoing, and will be held as needed around the state.

Contact the SiteWatch Coordinator for more information.