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2017 Board Meetings The 2017 FFLA Board Meeting will once again be held on the Saturday of Martin Luther King weekend, January 14, with a conference call format for those not attending in person. The meeting will be held in at the Georgia Forestry Commission office at 18899 US Hwy 301 N in Statesboro (northwest of Savannah) at 9 a.m. with the business meeting call at 11:00.
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.