Heaven's Peak Stabilization Scoping Brochure


Background
During World War II Glacier National Park hosted a Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp where conscientious objectors from the "historic peace churches" could, perform work of national significance and "contribute to the welfare of the nation without bearing arms against another human being." The list of CPS contributions to the park is long, including wild land fire fighting, trail maintenance, and organizing and cataloging the park's library/archives holdings. The most enduring legacy of the CPS in Glacier National Park is the Heavens Peak Lookout, which the men constructed in 1945. The Heavens Peak Lookout was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 and embodies the National Park Service rustic design philosophy of buildings that are "harmonious" with the landscape.

Heavens Peak Lookout is in critical need of stabilization if it is to be preserved. Although the building is structurally sound at this time, the deteriorating roof and missing shutters threaten its long-term survival. The goal of the project is to stabilize the Lookout and prevent any further deterioration so it can remain on the landscape. The proposed project would repair the roof, shutters and exposed exterior wood surfaces, paint the exterior and stabilize the masonry. This work is expected to last for 20 years.
 
Comment Period: Closed        07/15/2010 - 08/16/2010
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