The California Conservation Corps was created by Governor Jerry Brown in July 1976. Governor George Deukmejian signed legislation making the CCC a permanent state agency in 1983. Click here for more CCC history.
The late B.T. Collins served as CCC director from 1979-1981, following Boyd Hornor and LeRoy Chatfield. The irrepressible Collins helped put the Corps on the map and boasted of the CCC’s “hard work, low pay, miserable conditions."
The current director of the CCC is Bruce Saito. Saito was appointed by Governor Brown in September 2015. Click here for more about Bruce Saito.
It responds to fires, floods, earthquakes, oil spills, pest infestations and more. It adds up to more than nine million hours of assistance since the Corps was established in 1976. Work sponsors understand that when an emergency situation occurs, CCC crews may be called on to respond within hours. Click here for more on the Corps’ emergency response efforts.