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...]

Slash/Pile Burn Scheduled for Today

Holcomb Valley, CA, February 5, 2013 - The US Forest Service will be conducting slash/pile burning in the Holcomb Valley area today beginning at 10am.  As a result, smoke may be visible in parts of the Big Bear Valley. … [Read more...]

Drift Smoke Visible in Big Bear Valley

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Big Bear, CA, September 2, 2012, 5:00pm - Drift smoke is visible in the West-Northwest corner of the Big Bear Valley due to a fire burning in the Angeles National Forest, north of Glendora off of Highway 39.  The possibility of smelling drift smoke from this fire will increase during the evening hours as cooler air could lower the elevation of … [Read more...]

Falls Day Use Area To Be Partially Closed For Reconstruction

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San Bernardino, CA, August 24, 2012, 8:00am – The popular Falls Day Use Area in Forest Falls will be partially closed for about two months beginning September 4, while reconstruction work is completed. During reconstruction the bottom parking lot will be closed and the picnic loop will be closed Monday through Thursday as needed during … [Read more...]

Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 30, 2012, 8:00am - On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Investigators with the Sheriff’s Marijuana Eradication Team (M.E.T.), the United States Forest Service and members of the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) seized an outdoor marijuana cultivation located in the Skinner Creek area of the San Bernardino National Forest, … [Read more...]

Panorama Fire 70% Contained SR-18 Re-Opened

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Crestline, CA, July 10, 2012, UPDATED at 9:20am - Today firefighters will be completing and improving containment lines and mopping up hotspots within the interior of the burn. SR18 has been re-opened, but southbound traffic is reduced to one lane. The fire is 70% contained at 75 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation, if you have any … [Read more...]

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...]