Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District

Miami Mtn. Fire Lookout Volunteer Forms & Information 
The Miami Mtn. Lookout is usually open from Memorial Day Weekend through October or November each year.

Those wishing to Volunteer at Miami Lookout (new and returning) should attend and fill out the required U.S. Forest Service paperwork
every year at the pre-season sign up/orientation meeting. This meeting is currently held on a Saturday morning in April or May each year,
at the Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger Dist. Office, in North Fork, CA.
The date & time will be published in local newspapers and other media as well as posted on
our General Activity Calendar and on the Central Sierra Fire Lookout Group and Miami Fire Lookout Facebook pages.
Those who staffed the LO the previous year will also receive an email notification of the sign-up meeting.
This years meeting was held on May 18th. - Please see below for information on signing up.


Each individual (including those under 18 years of age) must be a U.S. citizen or national
and submit new volunteer paperwork every year with the U.S. Forest Service.
Those under 18 years of age must also be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

Those who CAN NOT attend the annual Lookout pre-season sign up/orientation meeting,
            can obtain the required paperwork and related information by contacting:

Franny Adams with the U.S. Forest Service
The best way to reach her is by email: frances.adams2@usda.gov

** Other contact infomation for Franny is:

Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District
Atten: Franny Adams
57003 Rd 225, North Fork, CA 93643

phone: (559) 877-2218 ext. 3109

Full submisstion information will be included with the forms.
Please contact Franny Adams directly with any questions regarding Volunteer paperwork.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Due to other obligations and duties of U.S.F.S. personal,
Paperwork NOT filled out and submitted at or before the pre-season sign-up/orientation meeting
can take longer to process and may not be approved in time to train or work at the Lookout.

 When you send your paperwork back in to the Forest Service, also let us know via info@csflg.org, that you have sent it in.
(Please incluse your full name and contact information.)
This will allow us to help you track your paperwork through the Forest Service approval process. 
Plus once we have been notified that your paperwork has been approved/sign off,
it will also help us to schedule your training and staffing days quicker.

Once your Forest Service paperwork is approved, on-site training for new Volunteers usually takes one day, depending on
how comfortable you and your trainer feel about you staffing the lookout on your own. Couples may train and staff together.
There are also some useful pre-onsite training information and videos listed on this site at: http://csflg.org/training.htm .
Once trained you can sign up to staff the tower two days a month to start. More days may be avaiable after all
volunteers have had a chance to sign up for their intial two days.

Please feel free to email us at info@csflg.org if you have any further questions.

Thank you,
Alice Ketman
Miami Mtn. Lookout Volunteer Staffing Coordinator

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