"Serving the community and public lands through preservation and education.".

Our Mission

The Buck Rock Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the tradition of fire lookouts and other historic facilities. Founders were motivated to form this association because of mutual concern over the neglect, abandonment and destruction of many historic fire lookouts.


Our mission is to preserve fire lookouts for the purpose of fire detection, education, interpretation and historic preservation.


Our vision is to create an atmosphere where the concept of stewardship of our conservation heritage can flourish with children and adults from all walks of life.


Support the Buck Rock Foundation and together we can make a difference!

Recent News and Updates

1/15/2015: Announcing Volunteer Fire Lookout Training Dates for Fire Season 2015. Registration Required! Read more here.


11/01/14: All Sequoia area lookouts are closed for the season. Check back in May 2015 for opening dates.

Our Newsletters

Our newsletters are available as .pdfs on-line and contain articles written by Buck Rock Foundation staff and supporters.


Fall / Winter 2012 (5.17 MB)

Summer 2013 (2.1 MB)

Winter 2013 (15.9 MB)

No newsletters are available for 2014.


Weather and Web Cams

Current weather and forecast for the Buck Rock area as well as links to local Agency web cams.


Buck Rock Area Weather & Web Cams

Gift Shop

Show the world you support the Buck Rock Foundation! ALL proceeds benefit the Foundation and help us to continue our mission to save these historical lookouts.

Recent Event Photos