UPDATE: Volunteers Needed To Count Bald Eagles – Cancelled

UPDATE: Big Bear Lake, CA, March 8, 2013 -  Due to snow and road conditions in the mountains, the bald eagle counts at Big Bear Lake, Lake Hemet, Lake Gregory, and Lake Arrowhead have been cancelled for Saturday March 9th. ORIGINAL STORY: Big Bear Lake, CA, March 6, 2013 – Volunteers are needed to help the Forest Service count bald … [Read more...]

Discovery Center Seeks Volunteers

Fawnskin, CA, February 9, 2013 - The Big Bear Discovery Center is looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a positive difference in the San Bernardino National Forest.  Here’s an opportunity for local residents or second homeowners who want to give back to their community, utilize their skills, meet interesting people … [Read more...]

Smoke May Be Visible Near Fawnskin

Fawnskin, CA, January 29, 2013 - The U.S. Forest Service wants the public to know that scheduled pile burning is taking place today near the Fawnskin Ranger Station. As a result, smoke may be visible throughout Big Bear Valley, especially along the north shore of Big Bear Lake in the Fawnskin area. … [Read more...]

Van Dusen Fire Contained

[UPDATED] - Big Bear City, CA, September 25, 2012, 7:45am  - The fire was 100% contained at about 7pm Monday, September 24,2012. [ORIGINAL STORY] - Big Bear City, CA September 24, 2012, 3:45pm - Fire Crews are on the scene of a small vegetation fire that was reported this afternoon in the Van Dusen Canyon Road area, north west of the Big Bear … [Read more...]

Fuelbreak Work In Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2012, 6:00am – Forest Service contractors are set to begin fuels reduction work on the south side of Big Bear along forest road 2N10. The 108-acre project area is located between Moonridge and Snow Summit along the popular 2N10 Mill Creek Forest Road and 2N10E, and the work will create a 300-foot wide … [Read more...]

Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation


Big Bear Lake, CA, July 30, 2012, 8:00am - On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Investigators with the Sheriff’s Marijuana Eradication Team (M.E.T.), the United States Forest Service and members of the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) seized an outdoor marijuana cultivation located in the Skinner Creek area of the San Bernardino National Forest, … [Read more...]

Fourth Of July Reminders From The Forest Service


Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2012, noon - Forest Service picnic areas are very popular locations for watching the fireworks display over the lake, so we have a few reminders from the Forest Service for residents and visitors. Wood and charcoal fires and BBQ’s are ONLY permitted in US Forest Service fire rings and stoves at the picnic areas and … [Read more...]

No Fireworks Allowed On The San Bernardino National Forest


Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2012, 8:00am - San Bernardino National Forest Officials are reminding visitors and campers that the use of fireworks is prohibited on all national forests and national grasslands. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on national grassland and national forest land year-round, regardless of weather … [Read more...]

Fire Burns 12 Acres In Lytle Creek Canyon


Lytle Creek, CA, June 26, 2012, 8:00am - The Lytle Fire is now 100% contained. The fire was reported at 4:56 pm Sunday near Sheep Canyon Road, north of the community of Lytle Creek. Two hundred firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire Department, CalFire and the Bureau of Land Management responded, taking immediate, … [Read more...]

Golf Fire A Reminder To Be Ready For Wildfires


Big Bear Lake, CA, June 6, 2012, 8:00am - Yesterday’s fire in Big Bear Valley is a reminder that we should always be prepared for wildfires. The Golf Fire, a small, slow moving vegetation fire that was reported in the Moonridge Area east of Villa Grove yesterday morning has been contained. John Miller of the US Forest Service told Big Bear News … [Read more...]