• C. Kjell Petersen Interview, August 25, 2018

    Petersen, C. Kjell

    Kjell Petersen talks about staffing the Snow Peak and Beaver Ridge lookouts as a U.S. Forest Service employee, starting in the late 1960s. He recalls how his lookout was struck by lightning three time…

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  • Logging truck on Hungry Horse Dam

    Moore, Bud, 1917-2010

    Hungry Horse Dam looking upriver. Logging truck.

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  • Julia Osborn Interview, November 5, 2016

    Osborn, Julia

    Julia Osborn talks about her father, Joe Osborn who was a former smokejumper, forest fire lookout, and university professor. Osborn discusses her father’s childhood in Muncie, Indiana, and his time at…

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  • George Ostrom Interview, August 31, 2017

    Ostrom, George

    George Ostrom discusses his childhood in Montana, including his time spent in a mining camp where his father worked. He describes his decision to become a fire lookout during the 1940s, working mainly…

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  • Bob Steele

    Moore, Bud, 1917-2010

    Bob Steele, Prescribed burn study, Flathead National Forest, August 1967. Bud said, "They were trying to figure out how much to leave on the ground to replace nutrients taken when an area was logged."…

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