Meet the Fire Lookout of Big Sky Country


From PBS Terra.

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Meet Mark Hufstetler, a fire lookout at Baptiste Tower in Flathead National Forest, Montana, who believes human observation is still imperative in fire detection and management.

See how people like Mark have been protecting our forests for over a century and continue to play a vital role in protecting our natural resources.

Hosted by Joe Hanson from It’s Okay to be Smart, Overview uses incredible 4k drone footage to reveal the natural phenomena shaping our planet from a 10,000-foot view—literally.

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