Forest Visitors to be Surveyed on Activities and Satisfaction

Big Bear Valley, CA, October 4, 2013 - Federal furloughs notwithstanding, the San Bernardino National Forest will be participating in a one-year visitor survey called the National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM). This survey process, done in partnership with the University of California at San Marcos, will be conducted  through September 30, … [Read more...]

This Saturday, Forget the Forest Fees

San Bernardino National Forest, September 27, 2013 - The San Bernardino National Forest is offering a fee-free day this Saturday in conjunction with the 20th annual National Public Lands Day. On September 28, no Adventure Pass will be required for use of Standard Amenity Fee sites. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day … [Read more...]

Discovery Center Breaks New Ground

Fawnskin, CA, August 30, 2013 -- The Big Bear Discovery Center has long been an education portal to the outdoors. Now, it is the first certified Nature Explore Classroom in a U.S. National Forest. Nature Explore Classrooms are part of a collaborative project of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation … [Read more...]

13,000 Pot Plants Seized at Butler Creek

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San Bernardino National Forest, CA, August 27, 2013 - In the predawn hours of August 22, the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted an eradication operation near Butler Creek, about four miles west of the Big Bear Lake Dam. With assistance from the U.S. Forest Service, the DEA and the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, investigators … [Read more...]

Fire Department Reminds Residents to Take Precautions Now

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, August 16, 2013 -- By early April, California was already showing signs of having one of the most active fire seasons in history. In our county in particular, low moisture, plentiful fuels, and the forthcoming Santa Ana winds pose a triple threat. Are you prepared? The San Bernardino National Forest regularly … [Read more...]

Journey Tribute Band Returns to Discovery Center

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Fawnskin, CA, July 12, 2013 - DSB, World’s Greatest Tribute to Journey, returns to the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater on July 20 for the second installment of the 2013 Music in the Mountains summer concert series. Vocalist Juan Del Castillo captures the essence of renowned vocalist Steve Perry, and the band of world-class musicians … [Read more...]

With Increased Fire Risk, More Responsibility

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, June 27, 2013 - From a fire danger perspective, Big Bear has gotten a one-two punch this year: a winter of lower-than-average snowfall followed by a hot summer with below average rainfall. Accordingly, the U.S. Forest Service is increasing fire use restrictions on the San Bernardino National Forest as of … [Read more...]

Submit Comments for OHV Grant Program Proposals

San Bernardino, CA, March 12, 2013, – San Bernardino National Forest recreation managers are seeking public comments on their proposals for the California Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant program. Public comments can be submitted through April 1. The State is using an Internet-based “On-Line Grant Application” process as the means to apply … [Read more...]

Volunteers Needed To Plant Trees

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 8, 2013 - The Southern California Mountains Foundation is looking for volunteers to plant trees in the San Bernardino National Forest. Interested volunteers should meet at the Lytle Creek Ranger Station located at 1209 Lytle Creek Road in the Mt. Baldy-Wrightwood area at 9am Saturday, March 9.  Participants will carpool … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Volunteers Needed To Count Bald Eagles – Cancelled

UPDATE: Big Bear Lake, CA, March 8, 2013 -  Due to snow and road conditions in the mountains, the bald eagle counts at Big Bear Lake, Lake Hemet, Lake Gregory, and Lake Arrowhead have been cancelled for Saturday March 9th. ORIGINAL STORY: Big Bear Lake, CA, March 6, 2013 – Volunteers are needed to help the Forest Service count bald … [Read more...]