Tag: Bears

Poker Run Will Benefit Grizzlies

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 26, 2013 — The 18th Annual Run for the Grizzlies is scheduled for September 7, 2013 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at a new host location: Northwoods Resort & Conference Center. The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invites the motorcycling public to participate in this fundraiser supporting the Zoo’s grizzly bears. The ride around the lake will include seven Poker stops and a stop at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo to visit the grizzlies. There will also be live music, raffles, prizes, a Chapter Challenge, vendors, drinks and an expanded BBQ venue. The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo was formed in 1989 as a non-profit public benefit corporation whose purpose is to support the Big Bear Alpine Zoo through: Educating the public on the treatment, protection, and conservation of wildlife; recruiting and coordinating volunteers; and fundraising. The cost to sign up for Run for the Grizzlies is $25 for rider #1 and $20 for rider #2, which includes a Poker Run Pin & T-Shirt. Registration can be done either on event day from 9:30 am to noon at Northwoods, or online. To learn more or to sign up as a vendor, call (909) 878-4200 or email info@fobbaz.org. The host hotel is offering a special “Run for the Grizzlies” room rate for those from outside the area. Northwoods Resort & Conference Center is located at 40650 Village Drive in Big Bear Lake and can...

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Sharing the forest smartly: “Be Bear Aware”

San Bernardino National Forest, May 15, 2013 – May is “Be Bear Aware” Month and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds the public to act responsibly in bear country. As black bears emerge from hibernation, their search for food often leads them into campsites and residential neighborhoods, where trash and food is readily available. Throughout spring and summer, CDFW receives many calls when bears break into homes, tents and trash bins. But CDFW Bear Program Manager Marc Kenyon reminds us that the mammals are only acting according to nature, and that it is human behavior that needs to change. “Our bear problems are human-caused,” he says. “By taking just a few precautions to secure food and trash, campers and residents can save themselves thousands of dollars in property damage, help protect their families from injury and save the lives of bears. Bears that become habituated to humans or conditioned to eating our food and trash often have to be killed.” Tips for Bear-proofing your Home, Rental or Timeshare: Bears have keen noses and can smell an easy meal from miles away. They can easily tear a front door off its hinges if they smell food left out on the kitchen counter. To protect your family and property from bear break-ins follow these simple tips: Purchase and properly use a bear-proof garbage container. Wait to put trash out until the morning...

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Don’t Feed The Bears!

REVISED: Big Bear Lake, CA, September 25, 2012 –  Black bears have been spotted frequently in residential neighborhoods in recent weeks, pawing through trash cans and even bird feeders.  In both Fawnskin and Sugarloaf, female adult bears have been making the rounds with a pair of cubs.  Residents are advised to use animal proof trash cans and store them away from the street until the morning of trash pickups.  Residents are encouraged to take garbage to local free disposal sites for both trash and recyclables.  Big Bear Lake residents only can take trash to the disposal site across from the Big Bear Lake Civic Center on Big Bear Blvd or to the Clean Bear Site #1 on Garstin Drive.  Big Bear City residents only can take trash to the CSD Paradise Maintenance Yard on Paradise Road and Grenfall...

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Christmas Weekend Activities

Big Bear, Ca, December 22, 2011, 12:00pm – With the snowfall we received earlier this week, Big Bear is a beautiful white landscape.  This holiday weekend, there are many different activities that families and friends can participate in.  The Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snow Play will both be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, allowing children of all ages to take a ride down the hill on their inner tubes, and sleds. The Bowling Barn, Big Bear Fun Plex, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain will all be open both days, with night sessions being offered at the slopes.  The Moonridge Animal Park, and the Big Bear Discovery Center are both open on Christmas Eve, and closed on Christmas, so you can say hi to the animals, and find out more about Big Bear’s History.  Additional activities you can do on your own time include snowshoeing, and taking a stroll down the Alpine Pedal Path on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.  There are many local trails, including the Woodland Trail, Cougar Crest Trail, and Pine Knot trail that are great snowshoeing trails.  ACTIVITIES: – Alpine Slide: Christmas Eve = 10-5 pm, weather permitting; Christmas day = 11-4 pm. – Big Bear Snow Play: Christmas Eve = 10-4 pm; Christmas day = 11-4 pm. – Bowling Barn: Christmas Eve = 10-5 pm; Christmas Day = Noon-10 pm....

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Bears Set State Record in Eight Overtimes

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