No forest fees on National Get Outdoors Day


San Bernardino National Forest, June 7, 2013 - The U.S. Forest Service is offering a fee-free day on June 8 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Obesity and physical inactivity are major risk factors for chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Physically active … [Read more...]

Prescribed Fire Planned Near Angelus Oaks

San Bernardino, CA, April 2, 2013 – Forest Service Fire crews are planning to burn about 120 acres as part of the Angelus Oaks Fuel Reduction project. Weather conditions permitting, firefighters expect the project to last one week, and they’re planning to begin work as early as April 8. The project area is located along Forest Road 1N12 … [Read more...]

Forest Service Increases Number of “Fee Free” Days To Eight This Year!

Big Bear, Ca, January 11, 2012, 4:00pm - The U.S. Forest Service announced this week that eight dates have been chosen to be fee free days for the national forests nationwide.  Usually in years past there have been two or three fee free days, where adventure seekers don’t need to purchase an adventure pass for their car to park on National … [Read more...]

Small Fire North Of Big Bear City Under Control

Big Bear City, CA, Sunday, May 1, 2011, 12:30pm - Firefighters responded to reports of smoke and a fire close to Van Dusen Canyon this morning. According to Forest Service Dispatch, the small fire near Bertha Peak was about 50 x 50 feet, two engines were working on it, and they've "got a handle on it". … [Read more...]

Hotshot Crew Captain Will Be Missed

Captain Gabriel Pomona

Big Bear, Ca, February 12, 2011, 5:40pm - The death Friday evening of Gabriel Pomona, Captain of the Forest Service’s Big Bear Hotshot Crew, is making an impact on our community.  Gabriel’s wife Summer, his many family members, the Forest Service, and Big Bear will miss the 36-year-old firefighter.  Gabriel began his career in the Sierra … [Read more...]