CCC Camp Benson – Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

Benson State Park - once the site of CCC Camp Benson 

One of three Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps located in the Columbia River Gorge, CCC Camp Benson occupied what was then the City of Portland’s Benson Park between 1933 and 1935.Enrollees at this early CCC camp made significant contributions to… read more

CCC Indian Division Camps – Uintah-Ouray Reservation UT

Utah had two Civilian Conservation Corps-Indian Division (CCC-ID) camps, both on the Uintah-Ouray Reservation in the eastern part of the state. The Ute Tribal Council helped select the projects, which were typical of arid region works by CCC teams: erosion… read more

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge – Valentine NE

Fort Niobrara NWR – Valentine NE Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge was established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1912 by Executive Order.  The principal aim was to protect bison and elk herds which had dwindled almost to extinction under the pressure… read more

North Rim Development – Grand Canyon National Park AZ

View from the North Rim - Grand Canyon National Park AZ

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) conducted extensive development work in Grand Canyon National Park from 1933 to 1942.  This included development work on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. CCC Walking Tour: “[CCC] Company 818 worked on the … North Rim… read more

University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center – Cloquet MN

The UMN Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) is the primary research and demonstration forest for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, currently a research and outreach center (ROC) for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences. The Cloquet Forestry Center… read more