Landscape architects, historians and current and retired U.S. Forest Service employees are working on the Pole Creek Guard Station this summer to restore the roof and make other improvements. Constructed in 1909 in the southeast corner of the Sawtooth Valley, the guard station is the oldest standing U.S. Forest Service structure on the Sawtooth National Forest. Though some
restoration work was accomplished in 1989 and the building was found eligible for placement on the National Register of Historic
Places, some roof maintenance (shingle replacements, etc.), painting and a few boards around the walkway need to be replaced.