Yellowstone National Park Development – WY

“The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal relief agency for young men, played a major role” in the development of Yellowstone National Park “between the years 1933–42 in developing Yellowstone facilities. CCC projects included reforestation, campground development of many… read more

Yosemite Village Improvements – Yosemite National Park CA

Yosemite Falls - Yosemite National Park CA

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees made many improvements at Yosemite Village in Yosemite Valley, the heart of Yosemite National Park. The installed log curbing, laid out new paths, and planted ferns, trees, and shrubs along around the administration building, new… read more

Zilker Metropolitan Park – Austin TX

Zilker Metropolitan Park is located at the confluence of Barton Creek and the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. The 351 acre park is administered by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and is considered “Austin’s most-loved park.” Starting in 1917,… read more

Zion National Park: Virgin River Rip Rap – Washington County UT

Several revetments (rock flood walls) along the Virgin River in Zion National Park’s main canyon were installed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  Unfortunately, this kind of flood control work was a hopeless endeavor and most of the revetments were washed-out. Where they remain, however, they channelized the… read more