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Kansas Conservation History | 1930-1933

Kansas Conservation History

1930

A severe and sustained drought period starts followed by huge dust storms and the depression.

Photo of farmstead with soil erosion

1933, April 5

Civilian Conservation Corps established

Photo of Civil Conservation Corps workers

Photo of Civil Conservation Corps workers

1933, September 19

The Soil Erosion Service begins operation in the U.S. Department of Interior with Hugh Hammond Bennett as director and first employee.

Photo of Soil Erosion Service sign

Photo of early Soil Erosion Service employees

1934-1935