Civilian Conservation Corps
Preserving America's Natural Resources
1933-1942

Camp Roosevelt - April 17, 1933

Out of the economic chaos emerged the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The goal was two-fold: conservation of our natural resources and the salvage of our young men. The CCC is recognized as the single greatest conservation program in America and it served as a catalyst to develop the very tenets of modern conservation. The work of America’s young men dramatically changed the future and today we still enjoy a legacy of natural resource treasures that dot the American landscape. 

America was in the grip of the Great Depression when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated in March of 1933.  More than twenty-five percent of the population was unemployed, hungry and without hope.  The New Deal programs instituted bold changes in the federal government that energized the economy and created and equilibrium that helped to bolster the needs of citizens.  

Co. 322, NF-1 VA - First Camp in the Nation

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2018 CCC Legacy Annual Gathering Portland Oregon
September 27-29, 2018
Join other CCC advocates and be introduced to CCC history in the mountains of Oregon.  
Learn about the building of the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood and enjoy this beautiful structure built by the WPA and the CCC.  
 
CCC Silhouette by George "Bud" Bush - Co. 383 Laporte, PA