Forest fires ravage wooded slopes in Southern California. Water (melting snow and rain) rushes down the slopes, unchecked by plant life, washing away top soil and flooding fields in the valleys. CCC units sow mustard seed in the denuded areas by hand and by airplane. The mustard plants grow quickly, thus furnishing adequate vegetation to check erosion until the native plants can reestablish themselves.
National Archives Identifier: 7416
Local Identifier: 33.549
Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent)
From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1915 - ca. 1959
* Record Group 33: Records of the Extension Service, 1888 - 2000
Level of Description: Item
Type(s) of Archival Materials: Moving Images
This item was produced or created: ca. 1938
The creator compiled or maintained the series between: ca. 1915 - ca. 1959
General Note(s): Credits: Director, Frederick E. Dunham; story, Clark H. Gleason.
* Contributor: Producer, Civilian Conservation Corps