The Placer Center
The Placer Center has a rich history as a CCC center, going back to 1978 when it was one of eight fire centers jointly operated with CAL FIRE. Located in the Sierra foothills off Interstate 80, on the east side of Auburn, an average of 80 corpsmembers are based at the residential center.
In 1984 the Placer Center became the combined Energy Center for the CCC, incorporating its E-Con, weatherization and solar programs. The Construction Unit was added in 1996 and currently provides about half of Placer’ work. The remaining crews focus on a variety of natural resource projects for many federal, state and local agencies.