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Linn Gassaway

Linn Gassaway


USDA, USFS, Sequoia National Forest

Archaeologist at USDA, USFS, Sequoia National Forest





USDA, USFS, Sequoia National Forest


Cultural Resource Program Manager for Giant Sequoia National Monument and two Ranger Districts, Hume Lake and Western Divide. Advising District Rangers on cultural resource issues including identification needs, protection, section 106 and 110 of National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) responsibilities and tribal consultation issues.

Career medium 02

Allegheny National Forest


University of Arizona

Visiting Scholar

Visiting Scholar with Tree Ring Laboratory, Dendrochronology

Career medium 06

Yosemite National Park


Cultural Resource Advisor for Yosemite Fire Program coordinating Section 106 compliance: Directed and facilitated meaningful scientific archaeological research through studies designed to meet compliance responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for Fire Program.
• Developed Standard Operating Procedures for archaeology support of the fire management program.
• Worked with Park Ethnographer, Park Historian and Cultural Landscape Specialist coordinating site protection assessments, including identification and protection of Native American traditional gathering area, and cultural landscape elements.
• Conducted Native American consultation for proposed projects.
• Reviewed burn plans and wildland fire suppression efforts for potential impact to cultural resources and made recommendations to prevent direct or indirect adverse impacts.
• Developed inventory sampling techniques and site protection measures.
• Identified any potential adverse effects to cultural resources from prescribed fire projects.
• Developed site protection measures. Monitor protective measures and site impacts during fires;
• Provided on site monitoring and assisted with protection of cultural resources during implementation of prescribed burn projects.
• Served as resource advisor on wildland fire incidents, wildland fire use incidents and management ignited fires: conveying and coordinating resource protection during fires.
• Conducted post fire site damage assessments. Updated site records to include assessment findings;
• Reviewed cultural resource reports for accuracy and completeness


Texas National Guard


Career medium 02

USDA, USFS, Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest


Assisted Forest Archaeologist with Heritage Resource program
• Assisted with preparation of, and prepares, archaeological documentation for Section 106 compliance purposes;
• Assisted with agency consultations with State Historic Preservation Office, Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, and local Native American tribes;
• Professional Review of Cultural Resource Reports and Site Records
• Developed, edited, updated, and maintained GIS datalayers using ArcView 3.3 and ArcGIS 9.0
• Updated and maintained site and project databases in Access and INFRA
• Processed ARPA Permit applications
• Determination of National Register eligibility for archaeological, historic sites and districts


Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Acting District Archaeologist

120 Day detail as Acting District Archeologist for the Carson Ranger District

National Park Service Northern California


Worked for Redwood National and State Parks, Lassen National Park, Lava Beds National Park and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

San Francisco State University

Masters, Anthropology

University of California, Berkeley

BA, Anthropology/Archaeology

Terra Linda High School