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About the Office of Communications

The California Conservation Corps Office of Communications provides timely and relevant information that educates the public, potential recruits, media, lawmakers and CCC team members on our policies, projects, and successes. The Office of Communications coordinates media and public outreach; develops and disseminates public information via news releases, media advisories, and website and social media postings; arranges media interviews; and is responsible for the CCC brand and marketing.

Melinda Allen, John Laird photo

Three decades of tremendous service from Melinda Allen, manager of Emergency Services and Special Projects, prompted a letter of recognition from California Natural Resources Secretary, John Laird.


After attending art school, Cal DeSmith thought he would be drawing the outdoors, not digging it up and constructing trails. It's hard work, but Cal says the CCC pushing him out of his comfort zone has been a good thing.


Five years after the Rim Fire, a team of Corpsmembers based at the CCC Yosemite Tent Camp is helping the Stanislaus National Forest recover. It's gritty, physically exhausting work, but Corpsmembers say they wouldn't have it any other way.