Conservation (Fire) Camps

Parole Agents at a meeting

Facts and figures

Total Staff (CDCR) 2009: 13           
Total Staffing (CAL-FIRE/LAC) 2009: 13
Total # Inmates (as of 12/31/2009): 110

Camp Products

Fire Wood (Senior Center), Carpentry Humboldt/ Del Norte Cal-Fire Unit

Community service projects

1. Cal-Trans

2. Humboldt Redwoods State Park

3. Shelter Cove Resort Improvement District (RID)

4. Humboldt County Roads

5. Bureau Of Land Management (BLM)

6. EEL River Salmon Restoration Project (Leggett Creek)


Welcome to Eel River Conservation Camp #31


3850 Redwood Dr. Redway, Ca 95560
PO Box 819, Redway, Ca. 95560
PH: (707) 923-2755


CDCR Camp Staff              
C. Gould, Lt. 

M. Bradley, Division Chief (A)


Camp History

The EEL River Conservation Camp CC#31 was activated February 2, 1967.  The Camp is jointly operated by the California Dept. Of Forestry (Cal-Fire) and California Dept Of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  During the calendar year CC #31 provides the local community, state and federal agencies with support and conservation service work.

It is estimated through the emergency responses to fires, floods, and project work CC #31 provided cost avoidance in excess of $ 1, 000,000.00 per year to the taxpayers of California.  Noteworthy projects include extensive work at various public schools, State Parks, State/County roadways and US land improvement to include a successful camp recycling program.

Inmate Programs

Eel River Currently has three religious services that occur on a weekly basis they include.  Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible Study.  New Wine Fellowship Bible Study and  Mennonite Services.  AA/NA, and Pre-Release self paced video series.