The SMS had a fleeting opportunity to salvage materials from Sisi Butte Lookout in 1999. Read more
Fire Lookout Restoration Projects
For more than 20 years the SMS has led the way in the restoration of historic fire lookouts, guard stations, and other symbols of public service constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
Our volunteers together donate thousands of hours each year toward:
- the stabilzation and rehabilitation of historic structures
- rehabiltation of soils disturbed by off-road vehicular travel
- scanning for and reporting forest fires
- partnering with agencies like the USDA Forest Service to serve the public good
The SMS has been the leader in fire lookout restoration since 1989.
Roxie Metzler was a third generation fire lookout and charter member of the SMS who was a friend to everyone she knew, and she was highly influential in the formation of the Society's restoration ethic. She served as a tru Read more
One of the most interesting buildings the SMS has ever worked on is the stone-based cupola lookout at Pechuck Mountain near the south end of Table Rock Wilderness on the west s Read more