Volunteers Needed To Count Bald Eagles


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


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

Photo by Steve Loe of Momyer Fire

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...]