11425 Conservation Camp Road,
Nevada City Ca. 95959
PH: (530) 265-4623
Total Staff (CDCR) 2013: 9
Total Staff (CAL-FIRE) 2013: 10
Total # of Inmates (as of 07/25/2013): 92
In the spring of 2005, the California Youth Authority could not effectively maintain the ward (Youth Offender) population to meet the CAL-FIRE mission for emergency fire fighting, flood, and the day-to-day activities associated with a conservation camp.
On June 1, 2005, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation took possession of the Washington Ridge Conservation Camp CC#44. The camp was in dire need of refurbishing and required extensive reconstruction to comply with the environmental statutes and laws required for occupancy.
On September 9, 2005, the Camp was at capacity with 100 inmate fire fighters and fully operational.
Inmates may participate in hobby craft and recreational activities. Spiritual services are provided by community volunteers. The camp has NA, AA, GED, college courses through the local college, and has an established Alternative to Violence Program.