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...]

Bald Eagles Seen In Local Mountains

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 20, 2012, 4:00pm – On Saturday March 10, the final bald eagle count of the season was conducted by local Federal and State biologists and volunteers around lakes in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. Approximately 54 volunteers participated in the 1-hour eagle census in the Big Bear/Baldwin Lake area where 6 … [Read more...]

Bald Eagle Chick Hatched At Big Bear Lake

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 9, 2012, 3:00pm - The San Bernardino National Forest says a pair of bald eagles have successfully nested and produced a chick near Big Bear Lake. The new chick was born sometime around February 11th and his nickname is Jack, to honor one of the most dedicated eagle count volunteers, Jack Lubecki, who passed away a couple of … [Read more...]

Volunteers Needed To Count Bald Eagles

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Big Bear, CA, March 6, 2012, 3:00pm – Volunteers are needed to help the Forest Service count bald eagles in the next bald eagle count in the San Bernardino Mountains this Saturday, March 10, 2012. Concurrent Bald Eagle counts are held at Big Bear Lake and Baldwin Lake. Volunteers will be stationed at vantage points around the lakes, where they … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake City Council Meeting Tonight

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 14, 2011, 8:00am - The Big Bear Lake City Council will meet in regular session tonight at 6:30pm in Hofert Hall. The council will get an update from the San Bernardino National Forest on US Forest Service activities in the area. On the consent calendar the council will consider an agreement with AEG for Big Bear Lake to … [Read more...]

San Bernardino National Forest “Free Day”

Fawnskin, CA, September 19, 2011, 8:00am - Saturday, September 24th is “National Public Lands Day” and it’s also a “Free Day” for visitors to the San Bernardino National Forest. Normally an Adventure Pass is required for day use activities and camping at many recreational facilities in the Forest. This weekend’s “Free Day” applies … [Read more...]

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Thunder Storms Spark Many Small Lightning Induced Fires Around Big Bear

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Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2011, 4:00pm - As a result of the thunderstorm activity in Big Bear Valley this afternoon, lightning strikes started several small fires. Chon Bribiescas at the US Forest Service told Big Bear News that three super scoopers are working on a small fire about three acres in size near forest service road 1N54 and 1N04. … [Read more...]

Momyer Fire Near Forest Falls Partially Contained

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Forest Falls, CA, May 10, 2011, 9:00am - The vegetation fire near Forest Falls is now 40% contained after burning roughly 150 acres. The Momyer Fire was reported at about 10:45am Sunday, May 8, and is located a few miles north of the Forest Falls area in steep terrain west of Alger Creek and north of Momyer Trail. It has not threatened any … [Read more...]