Eyes of the Forest:Idaho's Fire Lookouts (Outdoor Idaho)

Special | 26m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

The history and current uses of Forest Fire Lookouts in Idaho. Some are still used to fight fires, many are in disrepair, and several have been restored as rentals for the public. More than 8,000 forest fire lookouts once dotted the nation's mountaintops, and Idaho boasted nearly a thousand. Today they protect our forests while providing opportunities to experience heritage, beauty, and solitude.

Aired: 11/17/11

Rating: TV-G

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Scout-History is a local public television program presented by IdahoPTV.

Major funding provided by the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation