CDCR-Owens Valley Conservation Camp #26

CDCR Fire Camp

Last Updated: February 28, 2024
2781 South Round Valley Road, Bishop, CA 93514

Owens Valley Camp #26 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-Owens Valley Conservation Camp #26

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Owens Valley Camp #26 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.

Owens Valley Camp #26, jointly operated by CDCR and CAL FIRE, has served the communities of Inyo and Mono Counties and the State of California since its establishment in February 1960. Initially named "Inyo-Mono Conservation Camp," it was established in the "Round Valley" area, approximately 10 miles northwest of Bishop.

Throughout its history, Owens Valley Conservation Camp has played a vital role in providing incarcerated hand crews to support local, state, and federal agencies during emergencies such as fires and floods. The camp's primary responsibility includes fire suppression activities covering over 584,000 acres of State Responsibility Area (SRA) land in Inyo and Mono Counties. Additionally, the crews respond to wildfires and other natural disasters in areas ranging from Pearsonville to the Nevada border.

Under the supervision of CAL FIRE staff, camp participants operate a canvas shop, contributing to various projects. Furthermore, hand crews engage in conservation and community service projects, with CAL FIRE determining the specific tasks. These projects include beautification and community service initiatives in the cities of Bishop, Lone Pine, Independence, and Mammoth Lakes, as well as in Inyo and Mono Counties, and with organizations such as the California Department of Fish and Game and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).

With its commitment to serving the community and aiding in emergency response efforts, Owens Valley Conservation Camp #26 continues to significantly impact in the region it serves.

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