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Little Snowy Top Lookout (ID) destroyed by fire
The Little Snowy Top fire lookout in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness has burned to the ground, according to an September 3 Idaho fire dispatch report. See the story below.
'Freaks on the peaks': the lonely lives of the last remaining forest fire lookouts (MT)
There were 10,000 lookouts, scanning the wilderness for signs of smoke. Now just a few hundred remain, and they pass the time hiking, writing and knitting. See the story below.
Boucher Lookout (CA) Tower Story
See the story on Nathan and Jenna Pyle breaking into “international stardom” while working Boucher Lookout Tower. Over two hours were spent taping and interviewing to create this 2-minute segment of the "Zevely Zone".
Adirondack Life Magazine article on ADK Fire Towers
A great article in the October 2016 edition of Adirondack Life Magazine on ADK Fire Towers. Great history and recognition of lots of hard work.
See Article (PDF Version)
Armintrout tower at the Ohio State Fairgrounds
Have a sneak peak at the interpretive panels at the Armintrout tower at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, plus some great history!
Wisconsin to terminate tower use
From the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:
See also our Newsroom page for additional links on this story.