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
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.
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 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