How to create a 21st century Conservation Corps

Read the full story in Pacific Standard.

For nearly a decade, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), the dean of Ohio’s congressional delegation, has been calling for massive federal investment in America’s public lands and resources. Inspired in part by the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps, she has relentlessly championed the creation of an ambitious publicly funded program that could put millions of under- and unemployed people to work. An urban and regional planner by training, Kaptur wants to restore and rehabilitate the federal domain and, in doing so, transform the public lands into a red-hot engine of job creation.

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