The Civilian Conservation Corps was one of the New Deal projects by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was a public works project which aimed at providing work for the youth and improving the state of the environment through conservation efforts. This project was placed under the army’s control and involved tree planting as well as soil conservation. To ensure the youth were engaged on a continuous basis, they were employed in construction of wildlife shelters, beach clean-up, fish rearing, canal digging and stocking rivers and lakes. The youth were also involved in the restoration of historical battlefields and camps. Additionally, they were engaged in road works and the construction of service buildings.
Notable achievements of the program include mass employment, natural resource conservation, improved rural road systems and alleviation of poverty among the American population.