BLM California News.bytes 
News.bytes Extra, issue 560

CCC crew pitches in at BLM Bishop Field Office

CCC crew members work along the ground
CCC crew members replace worn-out treads and install rip-rap on an OHV bridge.

A California Conservation Corps crew from Meyers, Calif. recently spent a week performing trail maintenance and rebuilding a bridge that spans a small creek along a trail on public lands managed by BLM’s Bishop Field Office.

The crew was funded through a cooperative agreement between the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division and the BLM Bishop Field Office. Corps members must be between the ages of 18 and 25. Since 1976 the CCC has provided 65 million hours of natural resource work throughout the state.

“The young men did an excellent job and we hope to have the opportunity in the future to utilize their skills. They are a very professional group and come equipped to work,” said Rich Williams, outdoor recreation planner with the Bishop Field Office.

CCC members work along a trail
Workers spread out along the trail installing water bars, removing rocks and knocking down whoops.

- David Christy, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM Central California District (December, 2012)

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