She keeps an eye out for forest fires and sees how the climate is changing the forest

She practices her violin for upcoming performances with the White Mountain Symphony Orchestra while watching for smoke from 31 feet.

She occasionally spots a turquoise feathered Lazuli Bunting while scanning the horizon for flames.

It is believed that her grandfather was the first fire warden in Arizona, stationed at the Woody Mountain stand near Flagstaff in 1910.

For the past 30 summers, with the exception of the summer after the birth of her daughter, Janie Croxen Ringleberg has called the Springerville Interagency Dispatch Center at 0800 before starting her shift as one of the few remaining paid firehouse employees. According to the Forest Fire Lookout Association, Arizona had 120 active lookouts at any given time. As of 2011, only 77 towers remained standing and 58 were last known to be manned by temporary workers or volunteers.

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