Torre de Bugre
BR 1, BRSC 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers BR 1, BRSC 1 (view other lookouts in Brazil, Santa Catarina)
Date Registered June 7, 1996
Nominated by William D. Baughman, Westvaco
Location James Bishop Farm, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Coordinates No coordinates are available
Administered by Rigesa Ltda. (Westvaco)
Cooperators Rigesa Ltda. (Westvaco)


Torre de Bugre (that’s Portuguese for “tower”) is an 82’ lookout built in 1996 by Rigesa, Ltda., the Brazilian subsidiary of Westvaco Timberlands. The tower -- located in a five-year-old eucalyptus plantation -- is made of imbuia, a native wood with a life expectancy of about 25 years. The 12’ x 12’ cab with catwalk is of parana pine and is equipped with a firefinder. Rigesa owns 115,000 acres of forestland in the southern states of Santa Catarina (SC) and Parana. The company has a network of seven towers (five of which are active), the most recent was completed in 1990.