Similar to "adopt a highway"-type programs, the Lookout Stewards program provides a way for you to help protect your favorite fire lookout.
What is a lookout steward?
- Lookout Stewards are individuals willing to "Adopt a Lookout." They are the "go to" person for the site.
- They serve as liaison to the responsible agency to coordinate volunteer activities.
- Activities may include light maintenance, periodic inspections, opening and closing each season.
- They work closely with the Lookout Host Volunteer staffing program, or paid observers.
- There is excellent potential for a Lookout Steward to assist ranger district staff in monitoring rental lookouts.
- They maintain supply of Forest Fire Lookout Association brochures at the lookout.
- They keep contact with the agency manager of the lookout and the leadership of the FFLA chapter or sub-chapter.
How do I become a lookout steward?
- Contact Keith Argow at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of yourself and identify the lookout.
- We will contact the district ranger or fire management officer to determine their interest.
- As soon as we get an answer, we notify you right away.
- After review and signing of a cooperation agreement, your appointment is official.
- The information is posted here on the National Historic Lookout Register.