Black Butte Cupola Restoration
Friends of the Metolius, in collaboration with the Forest Service and numerous local volunteers, completed structural repairs on the 1920s cupola on Black Butte in September. Lanny Schriener, a Camp Sherman resident and retired contractor, lead the all-volunteer effort. This was a major project to restore the iconic structure that is one of the most visited spots in the Deschutes National Forest. The cupola is one of three remaining D-6 style buildings. The harsh weather on top of the butte had badly degraded the building and it was in danger of collapsing.