To authorize the President to reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps as a means of providing gainful employment to unemployed and underemployed citizens of the United States through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act''.
SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS.
(a) Establishment and Purpose.--In order to relieve the acute condition of widespread distress and unemployment existing in the United States and to provide for the restoration of depleted natural resources in the United States and the advancement of an orderly program of useful public works, the President may establish and operate a Civilian Conservation Corps to employ citizens of the United States, who are otherwise unemployed or underemployed, in the construction, maintenance, and carrying on of works of a public nature in connection with-- (1) the forestation of lands belonging to the United States or a State; (2) the prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion; (3) plant pest and disease control; (4) the construction, maintenance, or repair of paths, trails, and fire-lanes in units of the National Park System, public lands, and other lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and units of the National Forest System; and (5) such other work on Federal or State land incidental to or necessary in...