Getting a Handle on Dispersed Camping in the Basin In 1997, under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the US Forest Service adopted a Metolius Management Plan with the purpose of gathering information and developing management direction to protect the special values of the river. Under the Plan, the Metolius was divided into two segments […]
COVID and wildfires slowed progress on the second phase of the Black Butte Cupola restoration project, but significant work was accomplished, nonetheless. The project components included: repairing and painting the interior, constructing furniture per the 1920 plans for the lookout, constructing a viewing deck and new stairs on the front of the Cupola.
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 […]