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Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida) is a public engagement program focused on tracking changes to archaeological sites at risk, particularly those impacted by climate change in the form of erosion and sea level rise.

If you are already a Heritage Monitoring Scout, sign in. Otherwise, why not join us!


How does it work?

  • Citizens sign up as Heritage Monitoring Scouts, and can begin monitoring Historic Cemeteries and Historic Structures right away!
  • To monitor Archaeological Sites, Scouts must first choose a region of interest, and then wait until an administrator assigns a site to them.
  • Once an Archaeological Site has been assigned to a Scout, that Scout can view the site's location, and log a Scout Visit!

How do I log a visit?

  1. Print out a Mission Sheet
  2. Check the owership of the site! This is very important.
  3. Once an Archaeological Site has been assigned to a Scout, that Scout can view the site's location, and log a Scout Visit!

While in development...

The following test accounts are available to anyone who wants to try things out. Login with username/password as shown below.

Example Heritage Monitoring Scouts (w/ region preferences)

Scouts only have access to Archaeological Sites to which they have been assigned. Assignment of a site is done by an admin, and is limited to Scouts who have expressed a preference for the region in which the site is located.

  • cjmorton/chet ("Central","Northeast","East Central")
  • fahardy/frank ("Southeast","East Central")
  • jfhardy/joe ("Northwest","Northeast","North Central")
  • bahooper/biff ("Southwest","Southeast","East Central")

Example State Land Manager Users (w/ agency)

State Land Managers have different levels of access to Archaeological Sites based on their agency.

  • FMSF/FSMF (Florida Master Site File)
    • Access to all Archaeological Sites.
  • FWC/FWC (Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
    • Access to Archaeological Sites on any Fish and Wildlife land.
  • FL_BAR/FL_BAR (Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research)
    • Access to all Archaeological Sites.
  • TomokaSP/TomokaSP (State Park)
    • Access to Archaeological Sites in all State Parks.
  • JenningsSF/JenningsSF (State Forest)
    • Access to Archaeological Sites in all State Forests.
  • MarshViewPreserve/MarshViewPreserve (FL Aquatic Preserve)
    • Access to Archaeological Sites in all Aquatic Preserves.

Admin User

The admin has access to everything.

  • admin/admin