CDCR-Growlersberg Conservation Camp #33

CDCR Fire Camp

Last Updated: February 28, 2024
5440 Longview Ln, Georgetown, CA 95634
El Dorado

Growlersburg Camp #33 is for CDCR Fire Camp offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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Satellite View of CDCR-Growlersberg Conservation Camp #33

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Growlersburg Camp #33 is a minimum-security facility under CDCR supervision, this camp plays a crucial role in supporting government agencies during emergency responses to wildfires, floods, and other natural or man-made disasters. Additionally, camp crews contribute to park maintenance, assist with flood mitigation through sandbagging, and participate in reforestation projects. Participation in the Conservation (Fire) Camp Program is entirely voluntary for incarcerated individuals. Those who choose to volunteer must meet specific eligibility criteria aimed at ensuring public safety. These include avenues for criminal record expungement, creating new pathways for employment, and aiding in their successful reintegration into society.

Growlersburg Conservation Camp #33, jointly operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), plays a vital role in supporting emergency response efforts for local, state, and federal agencies, particularly during wildfires and floods. Since its establishment in 1967, the camp has been dedicated to utilizing incarcerated hand crews for firefighting and community service projects.

Located on 80 acres in El Dorado County, approximately 1.5 miles north of Georgetown, Growlersburg Conservation Camp #33 initially housed 80 incarcerated individuals. Over the years, the camp expanded to accommodate 120 individuals and increased its fire crew numbers to five hand crews. Today, these hand crews are exclusively devoted to serving the community and various agencies in wildland fire suppression and other projects.

To support its mission, Growlersburg Conservation Camp utilizes two mobile dimension sawmills, producing stock for building picnic tables sold to public agencies. Additionally, the camp operates a cabinet shop, overseen by CAL FIRE, to further contribute to community projects.

Incarcerated hand crew members at Growlersburg also engage in conservation and community service projects determined by CAL FIRE. These initiatives include the construction of shaded fuel breaks for wildfire safety, hiking and biking trail construction, maintenance of community parks, schools, and fire facilities, as well as assisting research projects at the University of California, Berkeley's Blodgett Research Forest.

Through its ongoing efforts and dedication, Growlersburg Conservation Camp continues to make significant contributions to wildfire suppression, community service, and conservation projects, demonstrating its commitment to public safety and environmental stewardship.

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