The Buck Rock Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the tradition of fire lookouts and other historic facilities. Founders were motivated to form this association because of mutual concern over the neglect, abandonment and destruction of many historic fire lookouts.
Our mission is to preserve fire lookouts for the purpose of fire detection, education, interpretation and historic preservation.
Our vision is to create an atmosphere where the concept of stewardship of our conservation heritage can flourish with children and adults from all walks of life.
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Due to shifting priorities and an ever-decreasing budget, government agencies have cut back funding for staffing and maintaining locations like Buck Rock Lookout. The result is the deterioration, vandalism and destruction of many fire lookouts and other related facilities. The Buck Rock Foundation believes that the future of these historically significant buildings depends on action taken now. Our primary goal is to provide resources through funds and volunteers to ensure that our proud conservation heritage of fire detection lives on.
12/1/2019: Buck Rock, Park Ridge and Delilah Lookouts are now closed for the 2019 season.
3/28/20: Lookout Orientaion previously scheduled for 4/4/20 has been postponed.
1/02/20: Volunteer training dates are now posted. Read more about our Volunteer Opportunities here.
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