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Inventory of the California Conservation Corps Records
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Series Descriptions

ID R117.1, Box 1-4, Folders 1-18

Series 1 Work Project Files 1978-1980

Physical Description: 73 file folders


Arranged chronologically and within year numerically by file number.

Scope and Content Note

These files may include maps, photographs, brochures, blueprints, correspondence, contract agreements, and memorandas, and forms used include project proposals, evaluations, approvals, and completion reports. These forms generally include the following information: sponsoring agency, project title and description, estimated start and completion dates, county location of project, physical location, and the corps center providing the labor. The researcher should be aware that several project descriptions in 1980 are written in shorthand. The Corps completed their work for cities, counties, federal and state agencies. These sponsors vary widely, and the United States Forest Service, the California Department of Forestry, the California Department of Fish and Game, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the National Park Service were the major sponsors of projects in this collection. The majority of projects took place in Los Angeles County. The counties of Siskiyou, San Diego, Calaveras, and Riverside also hosted numerous projects. The Appropriate Technology Program was a means of training corpsmembers in basic skills while improving their center. The A-T work files have been given numbers in the 9000 series and can be found at the end of the 1978 and 1979 files. One of the most significant projects in 1978 was the California Native Plants Project (projects 78-739 thru 78-754) whose purpose was to produce a nursery stock of native plants for use on lands owned by public agencies. A key project of 1979 was Project Access (projects 79-424 thru 79-431). The County of Santa Barbara was chosen to participate in this federally funded pilot program for the removal of architectural barriers that prevented access to the disabled or senior citizens. The most noteworthy project of 1980 was the Preservation of Bidwell Park in the City of Chico (projects 80-617 thru 80-622). The work included improvements to the horse arena, running trails, shed construction, trail signs, and erosion control.