The Cultural Resources Division of California State Parks promotes the importance of education about our common cultural heritages and encourages public responsibility in the protection and preservation of cultural resources on Park lands and elsewhere.  Use these links below to learn more.

Climate Change and Cultural Resources

Why is Radiocarbon Dating Important?

Archaeological Investigations at the 19th Century River Station
in Los Angeles State Historic Park

Fieldwork at John Marsh Home

Archaeology Volunteer and Field Work Links

Grover Hot Springs Archaeological Excavations

Educational Resources in Archaeology

Colorado Desert District Archaeological
Site Stewardship Program

Permit to Conduct Archaeological Investigations on
State Parks Land (DPR-412A)

Mountain Home Demonstration
State Forest (MHDSF) in Tulare County

Index to Historic and Archaeological
Resources in California State Parks

Internet Links to Archaeology and Related Subjects

Deferred Maintenance Projects

Orchard Survey 2008

The CDPR Cultural Stewardship Program conducted an on-line survey of state parks with orchards and fruit trees.  Historic orchards and fruit trees are newly recognized types of cultural landscape resources, and more information is now available for their management.  In 2008, the National Park Service (NPS) Cultural Landscapes Program will publish a historic context study of orchards throughout the United States from 1600 until the present. Go to Survey Webpage