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Forest fire lookout museum in Spokane available for tours

A mountain goat greets volunteers assembling at sunrise for a work party at Mallard Peak lookout in the St. Joe National Forest. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
A mountain goat greets volunteers assembling at sunrise for a work party at Mallard Peak lookout in the St. Joe National Forest. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

NATIONAL FORESTS — Ray Kresek, author of “Fire Lookouts of the Northwest,” maintains a Fire Lookout Museum in north Spokane available to the public by appointment.

Contact:(509) 466-9171; email rkresek@comcast.net

Kresek recently was honored by the U.S. Forest Service with a national Smokey Bear Award.

Kresek began leading the effort to preserve the Salmo-Priest Wilderness in 1968. Wilderness status was achieved in 1984.




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