Ivar Nelson

The Civilian Conservation Corps

This presentation is a partnership with Patricia Hart.

The Civilian Conservation Corps was the first, most far-reaching, longest-lived and best-loved of the New Deal programs in a decade full of big ideas and supersized projects. This presentation revisits the CCC in fresh perspective and places the CCC in Idaho forests at the very heart of contemporary issues such as conservation, fire ecology and outdoor recreation. The presentation brings the period alive through a digital portal based on the digitizing of thousands of photographs and documents by the University of Idaho Library. Presentations are localized to the sponsor’s community and interests.