Cathy Schloeder talks about her time as a lookout in Montana for the U.S. Forest Service. Schloeder, a student at the University of Montana, speaks about her previous summers working at lookouts with her husband in Montana forests. She discusses the similarities between her lookout work and what she is studying as a forestry student at the University. She describes the layout of the cabins themselves, the lifestyle of a lookout including diet and water conservation without running water, and her experiences with isolation.
Forest fires; U.S. Forest Service; Fire lookouts; Fire season, Montana; Strawberry Lookout; Electrical storms; Montana wilderness; Fire lookouts, Isolation
Women on Lookouts Oral History Project, OH 174, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (7 p.: 28 cm.)
Schloeder, Cathy, "Cathy Schloeder Interview, May 22, 1983" (1983). Women on Lookouts Oral History Project. 1.