Mountain Contour Terracing, Little Rock Canyon – Provo UT

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established its first camp in the state of Utah near Provo in Utah County and began work on a host of projects, including soil conservation, recreation and water resources.

One of those projects was contour terracing to stop erosion in Little Rock Canyon behind Provo in the Wasatch Mountains.  As Holzapfel puts it:

“A flurry of activity in Utah County began in 1933 when the CCC began to manage land erosion in several ways. A pilot program of range reseeding proved a success in Sheep Creek…and mountain contour terracing was successfully completed in Little Rock Canyon near Provo.”

Source notes

http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/from_war_to_war/alphabetagenciesinutahcounty.html

Richard Holzapfel, "Alphabet agencies in Utah County," History of Utah County at: https://historytogo.utah.gov/alphabet-agencies/

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on April 22, 2014.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


Provo, UT

Coordinates: 40.289075, -111.624245

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