The Fire Lookout Host Program
Majestic views, solitude, quiet, heroic vigilance—the seven fire lookouts of the San Bernardino National Forest capture a romantic part of California’s past.
In the 1970s, when new fire spotting technology made them obsolete, they fell into disrepair.
Today, through the help of the National Forest Association, the lookouts once again serve our local mountains. More than 300 Fire Lookout Hosts give more than 9,000 hours each year from May through November to educate visitors about the history of the lookouts, mountain ecology, spot fires, and keep the lookouts a vibrant part of our local mountains.
Cookin' with Fire Lookouts
To support the restoration of these historic lookouts, the Volunteer Lookout Hosts have compiled an outstanding cookbook. The cookbook is available for $16.95 at The Big Bear Discovery Center, The Forest Care Office in Blue Jay , or by calling (909) 382-2626 (shipping extra).
The Fire Lookout Host Program is a 2011
Award Winning Volunteer Group!