Tag: Big Bear Ranger Station

Big Bear Greenthumbs seek Volunteers for 2017 Season

Big Bear, CA – The U.S. Forest Service and their partner, the Southern California Mountains Foundation, are seeking volunteers of all ages who would enjoy working both in the forest and in their commercial size greenhouse to benefit the ecological restoration program. For over 20 years, Volunteers in the USFS Greenthumbs Program have restored disturbed lands across the San Bernardino National Forest. The volunteers work in the Native Plant facilities at the Mountaintop Ranger Station in Big Bear, to grow and then out plant thousands of native plants to improve habitat and watershed conditions across the Forest. Volunteers learn native...

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Helicopter Operations Near Castle Rock On Tuesday

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 3, 2014 – On Tuesday, November 4th, the Mountaintop Ranger District will be using helicopters as part of the South Big Bear Hazardous Fuels Reduction project. Helicopters will be removing trees in areas inaccessible by conventional tree removal methods, and flying the logs to a staging point where they can be taken away. The work, which is taking place south of Highway 18 and Boulder Bay, is expected to be completed by November 25th, weather and conditions permitting. During this portion of the South Big Bear project, the Castle Rock hiking trail will be closed to all public use. While this type of logging is very interesting for the public to observe, it could be dangerous to be in the area around the operation site, so the public is cautioned to view from a safe, distant vantage point....

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Forest Offers Fee Free Days

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