Klamath National Forest Improvements – Yerka CA

Description

“The Klamath National Forest (KNF) was sponsor to numerous CCC projects and played host to many camps. Throughout the nine years of the CCC program, the Klamath National Forest had ten base camps and numerous spike camps – many of which were forgotten over time. KNF activities assigned to the CCC enrollees included vegetation clearing and CCC camp construction; administration building construction and building improvements (includes ranger stations, guard stations, lookouts, garages, etc.); livestock tanks and troughs; corral construction, drift fence construction; erosion control; trail construction (including the Pacific Crest Trail); waterline construction; well construction; fire fighting; blister rust control; large-scale forest thinning for fire prevention; tree planting; dam construction; fish screen installation (for the U.S. Fish and Game Department and the Klamath National Forest); irrigation ditch construction; campground construction; road construction and bridge building; and telephone line construction and maintenance.”

–“The Civilian Conservation Corps on the Klamath National Forest”

Source notes

Esther Morgan, “The Civilian Conservation Corps on the Klamath National Forest: An Archaeologist’s Perspective,"  in We Can Take It: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Land of the Lakes, The Shaw Historical Library, Oregon Institute of Technology, 2006. Pg. 67.

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Location Info


Klamath National Forest
Yerka, CA

Location notes: Several CCC camps, including Camp Hilt and Camp Leaf, were located throughout the Klamath National Forest.

Coordinates: 41.8471549, -123.07145980000001

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