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.
As with many things this year, COVID impacted progress on the second phase of the Black Butte Cupola restoration project. The Cupola exterior was repaired in 2019, and the goal for 2020 was to repair and stage the interior of the Cupola for use as an interpretive site based on plans from the 1920s. The […]