Violation of Fire Restrictions Carries Hefty Penalties

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 21, 2014 - Wildfire prevention is serious business in the San Bernardino Mountains. New restrictions and guidelines were posted on Thursday, June 19, and the US Forest Service says they'll be aggressively citing those who don’t comply. With lives and property at stake, violation of these prohibitions carry serious … [Read more...]

Strapped for Cash? Strap on the Snowshoes!

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Fawnskin, CA, January 6, 2014 - For the third year, the Southern California Mountains Foundation will team up with REI, Rancho Cucamonga to host Winter Trails Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Winter Trails Day is a national event that offers those new to snow sports an opportunity to try snowshoeing and other winter activities for free. On … [Read more...]

With Increased Fire Risk, More Responsibility

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, June 27, 2013 - From a fire danger perspective, Big Bear has gotten a one-two punch this year: a winter of lower-than-average snowfall followed by a hot summer with below average rainfall. Accordingly, the U.S. Forest Service is increasing fire use restrictions on the San Bernardino National Forest as of … [Read more...]

Pile Burning In Big Bear Valley Again Today

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 6, 2013 - Fire Crews from the U. S. Forest Service will be burning slash and debris piles in the Big Bear area near Club View and Forest Service Road 2N10 during the day today. Smoke may be visible in the Big Bear Valley area. According to the Forest Service, the controlled burns are part of their on-going community … [Read more...]