We Can Take It: the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Land of the Lakes
This presentation of the CCC camps supports a positive view of a government program that is "largely free of political favoritism and wasteful spending." Enrollees did experience social and physical isolation. The authors explain how the use of natural resources and manpower addressed conservation needs such as improving or restoring rangeland damaged by drought and over grazing, building roads, pest control, and forest management. Citizens still benefit from the telephone lines, bridges, fence construction, and drainage culverts that were installed.