A federal judge has ordered that the Green Mountain Fire Lookout, originally built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, be removed from its perch on a remote mountain peak in Washington State. Its crime? The Lookout is a man-made structure in a designated wilderness. A small group of wilderness advocates have made it their mission to erase the imprint of human culture in wilderness areas, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation is pushing back.
The Green Mountain fire lookout. (Photo: Washington Trust for Historic Preservation) ... Read More →