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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).

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Our volunteers together donate thousands of hours each year toward:

The SMS has been the leader in fire lookout restoration since 1989.

East Butte Lookout Salvage

Material salvaged from East Butte Lookout on the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest was critical to the reconstruction of Sand Mountain Lookout.  This was especially true of the 18 windows that were stashed in the back of Cabin Lake Guard Station by a USFS employee who had been told to bu Read more

Sand Mountain Lookout

Sand Mountain was the inspiration behind all of our subsequent fire lookout restoration projects, and this lookout remains our most imaginative, our most celebrate Read more

Whisky Peak Lookout

Whisky Peak Lookout has a long and colorful history that included a winter of service as one of the most remote Aerial Warning Service outposts in southern Oregon during the winter of 194 Read more

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