Carson River (East Fork) Erosion Control – Gardnerville NV

The Civilian Conservation Corps, in conjunction with the Soil Erosion Service (SES) / Soil Conservation Service (SCS) worked to conduct erosion control work on the east fork of the Carson River. The work involved straightening sharp bends and stabilizing the… read more

CCC Camp Heppner (former) – Heppner OR

In 1935, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers completed Camp Heppner on a site just east of the Morrow County Fairgrounds’ race course and north of the Heppner Highway. From its founding to closure in November 1941, several CCC companies resided… read more

La Purísima Mission State Historic Park: Twin CCC Camps – Lompoc CA

Two Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps were established at what is today the La Purísima Mission State Historical Park: Camp La Purísima and Camp Lompoc.  They were built back-to-back on the mesa above La Purísima Mission, but housed two separate companies… read more

Mathews Drop Dam – Caliente NV

Mathews Drop Dam

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed what is locally known as the “Mathews Drop structure” northeast of Caliente, Nevada. Its construction was meant to “stop gully erosion along the Meadow Valley Wash, slowing floodwaters and stopping head-cutting along a portion… read more

White Narrows Site, Dam No. 1 and 2 – Moapa Indian Reservation NV

White-Narrows Dam No. 1 and 2, NV

The main purpose of these dams (and others) on the Muddy River is flood control and protection of downstream decreed agricultural land owned by the Moapa Indian Reservation and/or private water users in Moapa Valley. The White Narrows Dam No…. read more