|Forest Fire Lookout Association|
Lookout Library - FFLA library of state lookout inventories.
NHLR Register - The National Historic Lookout Register website.
Former Lookout Register - The register of former lookouts in the US
FFLA Lookout Disposition Policy - Options for remaining lookouts.
FFLA Historic Preservation - An informative article about lookout preservation
Bird Management for Lookouts
Wildlife Damage management - Contributed by the USDA / APHIS / Wildlife Services National Wildlife Research Center
Deterent Sources and Costs - Contributed by the USDA / APHIS / Wildlife Services National Wildlife Research Center
Evaulating Lighting Protection - See these USFS Tips on Lightning Protection
Tower Grounding - New York State standard grounding plans
Kuefler Lighting Protection - Certified lightning protection specialists
Forest History Society - nonprofit library and archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and
disseminating forest and conservation history
1916 Coolwater Mountain Lookout Journal - The Odyssey of a Cornell Forestry Student to the Idaho Selway National Forest in the Summer Season of 1916
Journal from an Alberta tower - Between Forest and Sky – a fire tower journal from Alberta, Canada
Lookouts In the Southwestern Region
This is a multi-part ebook on lookouts in National Forests in the SW region.
All along the Watchtower
A University of Oregon Historic Preservation M.S. Terminal Project By John Hill
“St. Elmo’s Fire” Report
An Account of what I Believe to Have Been an Electrical Phenomena Known as “St. Elmo’s Fire” at Mount Frazier Lookout, elevation 8027 feet in 1941
FFLA Restoration Grant program - The FFLA can help sponsor restoration projects for those who
Grant Writing - Get started writing your own grants
Grant Writing from Udemy - this site covers a "checklist" of what you'll need before you apply for a grant, and what to do during the process.
Fire Tower Restoration Vendors
Davana LLC - Fire Tower restoration by Dave Vana: 393 Fletcher Farm Road, Bloomingdale, New York 12913.
Fire Lookout Museum - non-profit and non-commercial Fire Lookout Museum is sponsored by
the Kresek family.
Fire Museum Network - A resource for worldwide fire museums and resources.
Osborne Fire Finder Diagram - Parts list and schematic for Osborne Fire Finders.
Osborne Fire Finder Source - Osborne parts and units for sale
Kresek Fire Finder Alidade - An affordable, simple to operate lookout fire plotting map board
Osborne History and Facts - history and facts about the Osborne Fire Finder
Osborne Photo History - Osborne panoramic pictures taken from 1929 to 1942 of Washington and Oregon
USFS Lookout Tower Drawings - historic Fire Lookout Tower Drawings used from 1936 to 1965
Aermotor and International Derrick plans may be available on a limited basis. Email the Webmaster with your request.
Lookout Types - a short guide to the most common lookouts.
Communities and Web Links
Protecting Buildings and Communities from Wildfires
Fire Safety Resources
Fire Science Resources