Position & Policy


To protect and enhance California’s natural resources and communities while empowering and developing young adults through hard work and education.

Core Values

The CCC strives to operate and live by the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, accountability, hard work, education, service, and stewardship for California’s environment.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The California Conservation Corps condemns racism in all forms and acknowledge that we can always improve in how we address it. We invite our constituency, project partners, sponsors, staff, and Corpsmembers, to keep us accountable as we work to do better. We commit to examining and addressing structural racism within our organization and our own lives, as we actively work to increase racial equity in all aspects of our program.

CNRA Environmental Justice Policy

Mission Statement of the California Resources Agency
To restore, protect and manage the state’s natural, historical and cultural resources for current and future generations using creative approaches and solutions based on science, collaboration and respect for all the communities and interests involved. … READ MORE (PDF)

Tribal Consultation Policy

On September 19, 2011, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. issued Executive Order B-10-11, which provides, among other things, that it is the policy of the administration that every state agency and Department subject to executive control to implement effective government-to-government consultation with California Indian Tribes. Department is defined as any department, board, commission, council or conservancy subject to executive control, and includes the California Conservation Corps. … READ MORE (PDF) Note: an accessible version of this document is available upon request at cccnews@ccc.ca.gov

Leadership Accountability Report

The California Conservation Corps (CCC) transforms lives while simultaneously making California a better place to work, recreate, and live. Founded in 1976, the CCC is the oldest and largest conservation corps in the country. The CCC is a State of California program offering young adults a paid opportunity to advance their career and educational horizons while engaging in and providing important environmental and community services to state and local communities. … READ MORE (PDF)

PRC § 14318 Report

Public Resources Code (PRC) § 14318 facilitates the California Conservation Corps’ ability to explore and develop projects and programs with community conservation corps certified pursuant to PRC § 14507.5. Existing statutory authorities and the COVID-19 pandemic did limit the utilization of PRC § 14318 between January 1, 2019 (when PRC § 14318 became effective) and January 1, 2023 (when this report was due). However, the CCC found PRC § 14318 to be a useful tool, especially in emergency situations, to efficiently design and facilitate novel, coordinated, programs and partnerships between the CCC and certified community conservation corps. READ MORE (PDF) Request a hardcopy of the report at cccnews@ccc.ca.gov

CCC Conflict of Interest Code

The Political Reform Act (Government Code Section 81000, et seq.) requires state and local government agencies to adopt and promulgate conflict of interest codes. This regulation and, along with the attached Appendices, designating positions and establishing disclosure categories, shall constitute the conflict of interest code of the California Conservation Corps (CCC). READ MORE (PDF) The code was filed with the Secretary of State on December 13, 2023 and is effective 30 days after the filing, per 2 CCR18755(i). A signed copy of this document is on file with the California Conservation Corps. To request a copy, please submit to CCCnews@ccc.ca.gov.