CCC Public Work Projects from Low to Hi Tech
Note: Many project policies used by the Roosevelt Administration will be used again!


Enrollees would travel, work, earn, learn to live together as they perform low-tech work projects from planting trees to perform high-tech jobs installing and maintaining wind turbines and solar cells.  They would benefit in real time green job experience working in the outdoors on our nation's public lands (as our national parks and forests) and adjacent private lands, shores, and waterways.


Renewable Energy Installation on our Public Lands and Waters


CCC enrollees would receive skills form training to installation and maintainance of a

variety ofrenewable energy power generators such as photovoltaic cell panel units,

wind turbine,and tidal turbine generators on our public lands and waterways .

CCC would build wind turbines on our public lands

wind turbines on our seas and shores Photo: GETTY

Install solar panels on our public lands

Hazardous Waste Disposal
 A Marine arm will enable the clean up of our five ocean gyes if plastic pollutiuon!
Enrollees would receive current pollution control technologies training in hazardous waste materials disposal. 
They would be equipped to perform those duties on our public and adjacent lands and waters. 
Fly-ash disposal and mountain top and strip mining clean-up and reclamation would require training
in using heavy equipment.  Clean-up could involve workcrews performing tasks
using phytoremedieation in waste disposal on our public and adjacent land and watersheds.
(Phytoremedieation consists in mitigating pollutant concentrations in
contaminated soils, water or air with plants able to contain, degrade or
eliminate metals, pesticides, solvents, explosives, crude oil and its derivatives,
and various other contaminants, from the media that contain them.)



National and Community Service


Repair and build structures, campgrounds, picnic areas and shelters on our public lands.

( Work crews could provide labor and coordinate labor in projects

with non-profits as Habitat for Humanity to construct low-income housing.)



CCC building wall at Grand Canyon National Park

Historical Restoration and Preservation


Conservation-restoration, introducing enrollees to the profession devoted

to the preservation of cultural property as restoring historic buildings

to performing Archeoalogical excavations. 

CCC enrollees would take pride in learning our past History while working to preserve it.


Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of existing forest and woodlands that have been depleted,usually through deforestation.  Reforestation can be used to improve the quality of human life by soaking up pollution and dust from the air,rebuild natural habitats and ecosystems, mitigate global warming since forests facilitate biosequestiation

of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and harvest for resources, particularly timber.The term reforestation is similar to afforestation, the process of restoring and recreating areas of woodlands or forests that may have existed long ago but were deforested or otherwise removed at some point in the past.Sometimes the term re-afforestation is used to distinguish between the original forest cover and the later re-growth of forest to an area.

Soldier Soldier planting tree seedlings in Montana.

A Tree Left to Grow
can be worth $196,250.00!
In 50 years it produces:

      $62,500 in air pollution control
             $37,500 in water recycling 
  and humidity control  

$31,250 worth of oxygen 

$31,250 in soil benefits 

$31,250 in wildlife shelter 
                $2,500 worth of protein in the leaves
            and bark consumed by wildlife.
   (American Forests magazine)

Farmer and sons walking in the face of a dust storm. Cimarron County, Oklahoma

Erosion Control
... is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development, coastal areas, riverbanks and construction. Effective erosion controls are important
techniques in preventing water pollution, soil loss, wildlife habitat loss and human property loss.rosion controls are used in natural areas, agricultural settings or urban environments. In urban areas erosion controls are often part of stormwaterrunoff management programs required by local governments. The controls often involve the creation of a physical barrier, such as vegetation or rock,to absorb some of the energy of the wind or water that is causing the erosion. On construction sites they are often implemented in conjunction with sediment controls such as sediment basins and silt fences. Bank erosion is a natural process: without it, rivers would not meander and change course. However, land management patterns that change the hydrographand/or vegetation cover can act to increase or decrease channel migration rates. In many places, whether or not the banks are unstable due to human activities, people try to keepa river in a single place. This can be done for environmental reclamation or to prevent a river from changing course into land that is being used by people.


  Landscape, seed, remove weeds, and provide preventive measures 

against soil erosion of agricultural and grazing lands. 

Preventing soil erosion as in the dust bowls

 of the past as climate change occurs.

*Flood Control*

Conservation and Watershed Restoration

Preserve habitat on projects that range from stream bank stabilization, native seed collection, to planting trees. 

Prepare our shores and waterways for eventual sea level rise.

Trail Work
National Forest or National Park trails throughout the United States
where probably built by the 20th Century CCC
and need to be restored and develop new trails.

Biological Research
Enrollee work crews would work side by side with scientists
to help with biological inventories, forest measurements, fish implants,
and data collection for short or long-term research projects.

I propose to create a civilian conservation corps to be used in forestry, the prevention of soil erosion, flood control and similar projects . . . Franklin D. Roosevelt, March21, 1933