2017 Western Conference The 2017 FFLA Western Conference has now been set for September 8-10 in Chester, California and surrounding area. Chester is near Lassen National Volcanic Park and the Lassen National Forest, about a 45 minute drive from Susanville and a little over 2 hours from Reno and major airlines. Friday and Saturday sessions will take place at the Chester Memorial Hall. There are over a dozen lookouts in the Chester-Eagle Lake-Susanville area. Further details will appear in the next issue and on this website as they are announced.
Help build a Watchman's Camp in Greenville Maine! Now that the Squaw Mountain fire tower was restored at the Greenville visitors center, it's time to build a replica of the Squaw Mountain watchman's camp right next to it! Read more and donate at the below link:
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.