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...]

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Forest Service Seeks Public Comment On Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application

San Bernardino, CA, March 15, 2011, 1:00pm – San Bernardino National Forest recreation managers are seeking public comments on their proposals for the California Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant program. Public comments can be submitted through April 4. The State is using an Internet-based “On-Line Grant Application” process as the means to … [Read more...]

Eagles Seen in the Big Bear Valley

Big Bear, Ca March 13, 2011 3:00 pm - The bald eagles that visit Big Bear during the winter months are one of the spectacular sites around the lake.  These large birds enjoy the plentiful fish and ducks available in our lakes because the water is not often completely frozen.  Each winter since 1979, the US Forest Service has conducted counts of … [Read more...]

Forest Service Needs Volunteers To Count Eagles

Big Bear, CA, March 9, 2011, 8:00am - Volunteers are needed to help the Forest Service count bald eagles in the next winter bald eagle count in the San Bernardino Mountains this Saturday. 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 map and note … [Read more...]

“Fee Free Day” Saturday in the San Bernardino National Forest

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Big Bear, CA, September 24, 2010, 3:00pm - San Bernardino National Forest officials have made Saturday, September 25, a “Fee Free Day” for visitors to the forest in celebration of “National Public Lands Day”.  An Adventure Pass is typically required for day use activities and camping at many recreational facilities in the Forest. This … [Read more...]