Glacier Officials Want to Repair Fire Lookout

By Beacon Staff

WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park officials say an environmental assessment of a plan to stabilize the Heavens Peak Fire Lookout is available for public comment.

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and park officials say it should be preserved because of its association with the Civilian Public Service, and because it embodies the National Park Service’s rustic design philosophy.

The plan for the lookout in the north-central backcountry of the park calls for repairing the roof and the floor, windows and doors, repainting some areas, and making some masonry and concrete repairs.

Officials tell the Great Falls Tribune that as many as 12 helicopter flights will be needed to take tools and materials to the work site.

Comments can be made through March 21.

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