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Saving Leviathan Peak Lookout
UPDATED: April 7, 2021
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Special article by Bob Yandow - K7GUU
In the past we have discussed the Forest Service and CALOES plans for the Leviathan Peak infrastructure. I am a member of the Forest Fire Lookout Association which would like to save the Leviathan Peak lookout building. See the following information regarding potential plans to demolish the old lookout tower.
Thanks for your help. Bob K7GUU
Some may remember I have worked as a wildfire lookout in past summers and I belong to the Forest Fire Lookout Association (FFLA). Our association has the purpose of saving and restoring fire lookout structures across the United States. We have assisted federal and state agencies in maintaining fire lookout towers when their funds were short. Some of these were grants of several hundreds of dollars and some were major rebuilding projects. A few have consisted of moving the structures piecemeal or intact via helicopters.
Currently the Forest Service is planning on destroying the Leviathan Peak lookout which is the site of the SIERA club 147.330 repeater. The FFLA leadership in the Western U.S. would like to save the lookout and has contacted the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest administration about alternatives in place of destroying the lookout. We understand building a new communications tower and destroying the lookout has been delayed. The FFLA wishes to evaluate if the lookout can be used where it is or moved to another location. To do this we would first need the structure of the lookout evaluated by a structural engineer to determine if it can be saved or moved. I would like to know if any of the SIERA members are structural engineers or know such an engineer who would be willing to do a gratus evaluation of the structure relative to it remaining in place or being moved. If someone does come forth I can put them in touch with the FFLA staff able to proceed with such a project.
Thanks for your help. Please email me at email@example.com to discuss this further.
Bob Yandow K7GUU.
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