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 […]
Prescribed Fire Returns to the Heritage Forest Demonstration On October 14, the Sisters Ranger District conducted a successful, well controlled, 171 acre prescribed broadcast burn at the junction of the Forest Service Roads 1216 and 1419, the Four Corners, west of Camp Sherman. Heritage Forest Demonstration plots burned included the Larch Restoration plot (Plot 1A) […]