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Southern California Mountains Foundation

Support your favorite Fire Lookout. You will help keep all seven historic lookouts maintained and staffed, and receive an attractive program decal to show your support.

Support Tiers

$25: Decal and a certificate noting your adopted lookout.

$50: The above plus a detailed history of your lookout.
$100: All of the above plus an 8x10 color photo of your lookout.
$500: All of the above plus a private tour of your lookout
$1000 +: Your name on a special recognition plaque in the lookout and all of the above.

For more information, please contact the Lookout Host Program Coordinator, Pam Morey at  or call (909) 225-1025.

We appreciate your support!

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Fire Lookout Hosts greet visitors, explain the role of lookouts in the history of our local mountains, and share information about the forest ecosystem. Their mission is to preserve the lookouts, increase public awareness, and inspire visitors to conserve and care for public lands.

Participants must agree to two four-hour shifts once a month, May through November, and complete a Fire Lookout Host Interest Survey and mandatory training. Only one orientation and training session is conducted each year in April, at the beginning of the new fire season.

If you'd like to learn more about our program:

Click here for details about the Lookout Host Training Program

Click here for Volunteer Expectations

Click here to sign up for a Training Class

Upcoming Fire Lookout Host Training Dates 2020:

Forest Service Supervisors Office (SO) 602 South Tippecanoe Ave. San Bernardino, CA

April 6, 2020 Orientation 6:30-8:30 pm

April 11, 2020 Orientation 10:00 am-12 pm

April 11, 2020 Interpretation/Natural History 1:00-4:00 pm

April 13, 2020 Interpretation/Natural History 6:30-9:30 pm

April 25, 2020 Operations 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Bring a lunch)

Keenwild (San Jacinto) 28500 Highway 243 Mountain Center

April 4, 2020 Orientation 10:00 am-12 pm

April 4, 2020 Interpretation/Natural History 1:00-4:00 pm

April 18, 2020 Operations 9:00 am-4:00 pm (Bring a lunch)

Skyforest Work Center 28104 Highway 18 Skyforest, CA

April 14, 2020 Orientation 6:30-8:30 pm

April 21, 2020 Interpretation/Natural History 6:30-9:30 pm

April 26, 2020 Operations 9:00 am-4:00 pm (Bring a lunch)

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Reconnect Sessions for Returning Hosts

Welcome Back Fire Lookout Hosts!

Here are our 2020 Reconnect Session Dates

Keenwild Station (San Jacinto)

April 5, 2020 - 12:00-3:00 pm

April 16, 2020 - 6:30-9:30 pm

Station 91 (Due to class size being too large to fit in the Skyforest Work Center we have moved the class to 
Station 91)
San Bernardino County Fire Protection District
Mountain Division 3, Station 91
301 S State Highway 173
Lake Arrowhead

April 7, 2020 - 6:30-9:30 pm

Supervisors Office (SO)

April 9, 2020 - 6:30-9:30 pm

April 19, 2020 - 12:00-3:00 pm

Big Bear (Location to be announced)

April 23, 2020 6:30-9:30 pm

For more information and answers to your questions, please contact Program Coordinator Pam Morey at (909) 225-1025 or .