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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...]

Arbor Day Tree Planting At Big Bear High School

Big Bear City, CA, April 27, 2011, noon - Arbor Day is a national observance that encourages tree planting and care, celebrated on the last Friday in April.  The celebration continues this year at Big Bear High School. On Friday, April 29, students from Mr. Hall’s class will plant 20 trees donated by the U.S. Forest Service, in an ongoing … [Read more...]

Enjoying Big Bear Wildlife

Big Bear, Ca April 23, 2011 12:00 pm - The Big Bear Valley is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, over 676,000 acres of land set aside in 1907 for the preservation of the natural resources in the area.  Enjoying this wilderness area is the reason many residents and cabin owners choose Big Bear for their home.  Having a … [Read more...]

Earth Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center

This year’s Earth Day celebrations at the Big Bear Discovery Center on Saturday include something for the entire family.  The new mobile Forest Explorer van will be visiting, with interactive displays showing a healthy forest, as well as information for homeowners on how to thin trees in their yards and help to make neighborhoods firesafe. … [Read more...]

Big Bear Discovery Center Offers Holcomb Valley Tours

Historic Holcomb Valley, near Big Bear

Big Bear's history includes cattle rustlers, movie stars, and several gold strikes.  In the mid 1800’s, Holcomb Valley was an area of extensive gold prospecting.  New towns sprang up overnight, and the population swelled to more than the rest of San Bernardino County.  To visit this historical area, the Big Bear Discovery Center offers guided … [Read more...]

Big Bear Discovery Center Needs Volunteers

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Big Bear, Ca April 2, 2011 6:00 pm - The National Forest Association requires many volunteers to run the Big Bear Discovery Center.  Four times each year, the NFA invites anyone interested in helping to an orientation.  During the meeting, potential volunteers learn about the NFA and the programs that need volunteers.  At the end of the … [Read more...]

Fire Lookout Program Offers Training For New Volunteers

San Bernardino, CA, March 29, 2011, noon - The Fire Lookout Host Program, which is one of the six volunteer programs of the National Forest Association, is recruiting volunteers to staff fire lookouts for this year’s fire season. Lookout Volunteers help to protect the forest and local mountain communities from the threat of fire, and host … [Read more...]