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1944 - 1960's

  • 1944
    Corps receives authority to construct and operate recreation facilities at reservoir projects

  • 1962
    Upgraded hiring qualifications begin, selecting individuals with college degrees in the sciences of forestry, agriculture, biology, etc. Previously, the operation and management of Corps of Engineers reservoirs recreational facilities was left to an assortment of personnel including maintenance, dam-tenders, lock tenders, etc.

  • 1964
    The Land and Conservation Fund Act passes. Authorization to collect user-fees is a key part of this Act, supporting the Acts goals to create and maintain high-quality recreation resources across the United States.
    Wolf Creek Dam in the Kendall Recreation Area
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