Building on the Legacy of Conservation Corps
History Partnerships. $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the
Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.
Partner: The Conservation Corps of Minnesota (CCM)
The Minnesota Historical Society and the CCM are working together to keep the important legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) alive. During the summers of 2011 and 2012, young adult members of the CCM interned at the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids. They learned about the history and legacy of the CCC, conducted oral history interviews with CCC alumni, interacted with and engaged the public in historic interpretation, implemented on-the-job forest conservation practices, taught conservation to students and other Forest History Center visitors and presented tree identification, birding and GPS programs to the public. In summer 2012, the CCM crew also completed a number of maintenance projects at the Forest History Center, created an interpretive panel for the center's walking trails and a phenology program for children.