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Salt Creek Conservation Camp #7

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Contact Info

10655 Round Valley Rd. Paskenta, CA 96074
PH: (530) 833-5497

CDCR Camp Staff

  • Lt. Brett Lewis, Camp Commander
  • Sgt. J. Ricker
  • Sgt. S. Harkness

CAL Fire Staff

  • Capt. Randy Fregoso

Facts and figures

Total Staff (CDCR) 2016: 11
Total Staffing (CAL-FIRE/LAC) 2016: 11
Total # Inmates (as of 2016): 120

Community service projects

  • Gerber School
  • Irvine Finch/State Park
  • Richfield School
  • Sunflower/CRMP
  • Neal Road Dump
  • Orland Unified School District
  • Durham Cemetery
  • Butte College
  • Tehama County Road
  • Tehama County Flood Control
  • USFS - Lake Red Bluff
  • USFS - Roads
  • USFS - Campgrounds
  • USFS - Fuels
  • USFS - Tree Farm
  • USFS - Timber Projects
  • City of Chico
  • Butte Training Center
  • Glenn County Education
  • City of Corning
  • Orland Fairgrounds
  • Corning Elementary School District
  • Cal Trans – Red Bluff
  • Cal Trans – Chico Maintenance (Hwy 32)
  • Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council
  • Magalia – CDF Reforestoration Nursery
  • Orland Water
  • DWR Flood Control
  • Bidwell Park
  • Black Butte Lake

Camp History

Salt Creek Conservation Camp CC #7 was opened on May 1, 1987. The camp is jointly operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). The primary mission of the camp is to provide inmate fire crews for fire suppression in the Tehama Glenn Unit, although crews can be dispatched throughout the state. In addition to fire suppression, inmate hand crews provide a work force for conservation and community work projects in the local area. The
in-camp CAL FIRE project is a full reproduction print shop, which produces print material for government agencies.

CDCR is responsible for the security, supervision, care, and discipline of the inmates. CAL FIRE maintains the camp, supervises work of the inmate fire crews and is responsible for the custody of inmates on their daily CAL FIRE work projects. CDCR staff may accompany inmate crews while assigned to emergencies to assist in the care and security of the inmates.

Inmate Programs

Alcoholics’ Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, Jehovah’s Witness and Protestant Services.