Remember that historically significant facilities require
special treatment and, as a Federal agency, we must comply with laws and
regulations to protect them. Demolition can often be avoided by properly
following the Section 110 and Section 106 processes ,
including public involvement. If, after investigating all avenues to retain
the facility, you determine that demolition is the solution, work closely
with the appropriate SHPO to develop mitigation measures.
Mitigation often includes documentation, which varies in scope and cost.
Documentation may be as simple as taking archival-quality photographs
or as extensive as a detailed set of drawings accompanied by a historical
report. Documentation should follow the standards of the Historic American
Buildings Survey and Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER
HABS/HAER drawing of the Hat Point Fire Lookout Tower.
Forest: Wallowa-Whitman NF
District: Hells Canyon NRA