No Fireworks Allowed On The San Bernardino National Forest

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2012, 8:00am - San Bernardino National Forest Officials are reminding visitors and campers that the use of fireworks is prohibited on all national forests and national grasslands. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on national grassland and national forest land year-round, regardless of weather … [Read more...]

San Bernardino National Forest Fire Restrictions Increase

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San Bernardino, CA, June 29, 2012, 8:00am – As the seasonal fire danger increases, forest officials are increasing fire use restrictions on the San Bernardino National Forest effective today (Friday, June 29, 2012). The forest experienced less than average winter snow and rainfall, and the seasonal outlook calls for a warmer summer with below … [Read more...]

Free Roadside Chipping In Mountain Communities

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Big Bear Valley, CA, June 11, 2012, 8:00am - The free neighborhood chipping program in the mountain communities will continue until August 31, 2012. The program is in place to help home and business owners create defensible space on their property by removing dead vegetation and accumulated pine needles, and trimming branches and over grown … [Read more...]

San Bernardino National Forest To Offer “Fee Free” Days

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Fawnskin, CA, June 8, 2012, noon - The San Bernardino National Forest announced that tomorrow (Saturday, June 9) will be a “Fee Free” day for all visitors to the Forest. A National Forest Adventure Pass will not be required for visitors entering areas that normally require a pass. Acting Forest Recreation Officer Al Colby says  “This … [Read more...]

“Kick and Flick” Celebrates the Start of the Skyline Trail

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Big Bear, CA, May 30, 2012, 3:00pm - The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation is celebrating the kickoff of construction of the Skyline Trail, the first new trail in Big Bear Lake in almost 2 decades.  The event is Saturday, June 2nd, which appropriately enough, is National Trails Day.  The Skyline Trail is a collaboration of the Trails Foundation, … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Weekend Marks Start Of Camping Season

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Big Bear Valley, CA, May 25, 2012, noon - Camping in national forests can be a year-round endeavor, but for many people Memorial Day Weekend is the time to get started for the summer. Most of the San Bernardino National Forest recreation sites will be open for visitors this weekend. The forest is ready for the summer recreation season, and you can … [Read more...]

Public Comments Sought For Proposed Land Management Plan Amendment

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San Bernardino, CA, May 1, 2012, 8:00am  - Forest Service officials are seeking public comments on a Proposed Amendment to the Land Management Plans for the four Southern California national Forests, incuding the San Bernardino Forest. The Proposed Amendment would modify the existing land use allocations in selected roadless areas to include more … [Read more...]

National Forest Association Celebrates “Earth Day” at the Big Bear Discovery Center

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Fawnskin, CA, April 19, 2012, 12noon – Locally, National Forest Association youth leaders will be joining more than one billion people around the globe to participate in Earth Day 2012 on April 22 at the Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive to host and help mobilize an appreciation for our planet, call for its protection and stand … [Read more...]

Summer Jobs with the National Forest Association

Fawnskin, CA, April 12, 2012, 8:00am - The National Forest Association a nonprofit, known as the NFA,  is looking for five motivated, energetic college students who are interested in spending their summer working with the NFA.  According to Stacy Gorin, NFA Director of Operations, this is a resume-building opportunity for students, ages 18 to … [Read more...]

Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve Will Be Open On Saturdays

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Baldwin Lake, CA, April 2, 2012, 8:00am – The Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve on Highway 18 along the north shore of Baldwin Lake will open April 7 for visitors to explore and learn about pebble plain environments that are unique to the San Bernardino National Forest. Opening day will feature a wildflower hike that will depart at 11:30am. The … [Read more...]