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Fence Meadow Fire Lookout

Located in the United States Forest Service's,

Sierra National Forest, Kings River Ranger District

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Fire Lookout Tower

Fence Meadow's GPS location is 36.96137°N / 119.175293°W, Placed on the National Historic Lookout Register on 4/21/1999 as Lookout No. 302

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      Fence Meadow is a lookout located at map reference: T11S, R26E, S19, and sits on a high point located above the Kings River Canyon on the South end of Sierra National Forest.  Fence Meadow Lookout is one of two remaining lookouts on the Kings River Ranger District and remains in active service to this date. Constructed in 1934, the 14 x 14 foot, L-4 cab with a catwalk around it, and is mounted atop a 20 foot H-braced steel tower. One of only 18 L-4 cabs remaining in California, it has the newer style 1/4 inch solid pane windows. Fence Meadow Lookout is currently staffed with paid and volunteer fire lookouts.

FFLA (Forest Fire Lookout Association) Reports for the year:


      A $500.00 FFLA Restoration Grant was awarded to the Buck Rock Foundation to assist the Forest Service with the rehabilitation of Fence Meadow Lookout, located in the Sierra National Forest. The Buck Rock Foundation matched the grant with an additional $500.00 to help complete restoration projects. These funds are being used to restore the windows, window frames, rotting siding, and shutters. Forest Service Volunteers and Forest Service personnel spent several days this fall working on the project and expect to complete the rehab during the summer of 2009.


      The Sierra National Forest, Fence Meadow restoration continues with the completion of the external and internal painting of the cab during this year.


      Most of the labor has been done by BRF volunteers over several project work weekends throughout the summer of 2010. A new shutter system, plumbing and electrical work were done at the Fence Meadow Tower to improve safety at the tower.

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