Prevents the Forest Service from removing a lookout building from the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area in Washington State unless the agency determines that the structure is unsafe for visitors. In 2012, a federal court ordered the Forest Service to remove the lookout structure; this act would keep it where it is.
- EnactedApril 15th, 2014The President signed this bill into law
- The house Passed April 7th, 2014Passed by Voice Vote
- The senate Passed April 3rd, 2014Passed by Voice Vote
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesPublic Lands, Forests, and MiningIntroducedFebruary 28th, 2013
- senate Committees
What is it?
-House companion bill is HR 908.
-Built in 1933, the Green Mountain Lookout served as an early warning station to detect enemy aircraft during World War II. Today it is one of only 16 remaining fire lookouts originally managed by the USFS in Northwest Washington.
-So-called "extreme green" groups like Montana-based Wilderness Watch oppose preservation of the structure, stating that it degrades wilderness areas.