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Civilian Conservation Corps
The CCC was established in the early days of President Franklin Roosevelt's administration and ultimately employed over three million people during the Great Depression. The Tennessee Valley Authority utilized CCC workers to accomplish many tasks, including suppressing forest fires and building recreation facilities. They were charged primarily with solving soil erosion and public drainage problems on TVA and privately owned land. Reforestation was a common technique used against soil erosion. The CCC eventually planted millions of trees while working under TVA's direction. The Authority's Department of Forestry Relations, Watershed Protection Division, selected the location of the CCC camps based on the priority of the work needed. The CCC provided the labor and certain materials required depending on the project.
Lewis Hine Photographs

Lewis Hine Photographs

1933

Annual Report

Annual Report

October 1934

Map of CCC Camps

Map of CCC Camps

June 30, 1940

Erosion Control Work

Erosion Control Work

1934

Georgia Soil Erosion Project

Georgia Soil Erosion Project

1938-1941

Tennessee Soil Erosion Project

Tennessee Soil Erosion Project

1935

Kudzu Used to Stop Soil Erosion

Kudzu Used to Stop Erosion

1938