Black Butte Cupola Lookout Restoration Project: UPDATE

The restoration project kicked off 2 weeks ago and we have made amazing progress.  The weather has been mostly cooperative and that has helped.  Most importantly, we have had enormous support from the Forest Service and dozens of volunteers who have hiked up and down the butte, often on a daily basis and usually carrying […]

Black Butte D-6 Cupola Lookout RESTORATION PROJECT

Black Butte D-6 Cupola Lookout RESTORATION PROJECT Friends of the Metolius is collaborating with the Forest Service and other community groups to restore the historic fire lookout cupola on the peak of Black Butte (the most visited site on the Deschutes National Forest), with the ultimate goal of creating an interpretive site for visitors.  There […]