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Young Adult Conservation Corps Program (YACC)

Identifier: MSS 82-04

Scope and Contents

The Young Adult Conservation Corps of the Blue Ridge Parkway was started in 1977 under the administration of President Jimmy Carter to offer young people a year's work in the outdoors. Camp 2172 of the Blue Ridge Parkway YACC was the first operating Corps in the nation, employing men and women ages 16-23. The young people worked alongside experienced personnel clearing fallen trees, draining wetlands, laying water lines, repairing rail fences and clearing drains on 469 miles of the Parkway. The administrative records of the Blue Ridge Parkway camp include administrative handbooks, copies of The Bugle, camp newsletter, and various files on personnel, budget, payroll, travel, energy and conservation, surveys, and correspondence from the camp's office in Vinton, VA.


  • 1977-10 - 1982-04

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Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States