The Lookout

~ Winner of the BigSky Award ~

The term ‘Fire Lookout’ is used to describe both a person and a place - and both, even in our modern age, remain critical components in the detection and prevention of wildfires that can destroy our national forests. The Lookout steps inside the day-to-day working life of Leif Haugen, a fire lookout tasked with spending a season manually scanning the landscape for untamed wildfires, while living a life of quiet solitude on top of a mountain in northwestern Montana.