Category: Recreation

Stay Safe and Use a Designated Driver this Halloween

Big Bear, CA, October 24, 2016 – For all those planning to party this Halloween, be sure to stay safe and use a designated driver! Our wonderful mountain community has a great program, the Big Bear Designated Driver Program, which offers incentives for designated drivers across the mountain. The Big Bear Designated Driver Program was put in place by the Breakthrough Task Force in order to keep the roads safe for both residents and visitors. The program does not provide designated drivers but encourages people to be the designated driver for their group of friends or family. Many wonderful businesses on the mountain participate in the program. Designated drivers who dine or shop at these businesses receive perks for committing to be the designated driver for their group. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Big Bear Designated Driver sticker in the window! The Restaurants and bars that serve alcohol give out official designated driver wristbands to the designated driver along with a discount of the establishment’s choosing such as free nonalcoholic drinks for the night, a free appetizer, half price off your meal and so on. After visiting the alcohol serving restaurant or bar, the designated driver can redeem this wristband at participating local shops and restaurants as a coupon. The California Highway Patrol supports the designated driver program because it works and saves lives. Remember, if...

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Always Be Bear Aware

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, October 20, 2016 – Investigators from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have concluded the investigation of a bear attack on a Southern California man last Monday. CDFW is unable to confirm the current location of the bear. No further efforts will be made to trap and/or euthanize the bear. On Oct. 10, a 54-year-old hiker on national forest lands near Sierra Madre in Los Angeles County saw a bear on the trail in front of him. A few moments later, a second bear attacked him from the side, causing severe but not...

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Wolf Awareness Week at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear, CA, October 5, 2016 – During the week of October 9-15, keepers at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo will emphasize the importance of wolves to their ecosystem with daily dedicated keeper talks. On Saturday, October 15, 2016, they will place specific attention on the roles that wolves play in maintaining this delicate balance through talks and enrichment presentations. At the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, they seek to educate the public about the roles that all animals play in perpetuating a healthy environment, emphasizing the greater role that humans play in protecting both species and habitat. Like a large mosaic, a healthy environment is comprised of many integral sections.  In parts of the United States, wolves play a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance of their habitat. Celebrate the final day of Wolf Awareness Week at Big Bear Alpine Zoo on October 15. Sharpen your skills in wolf behavior interpretation or join the pack in a community howl.  Zoo keepers will be highlighting the zoo’s wolf packs on Saturday, October 15 with hourly enrichment presentations from 12 noon until 3 PM. For more information on the Wolf Awareness Day activities call (909) 584-1299. Big Bear Alpine Zoo is located at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake. The zoo is open every day from 10 am to 4...

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San Bernardino National Forest Announces New Deputy Forest Supervisor

Big Bear, CA, September 29, 2016 – Kay Wiand has been selected as the new Deputy Forest Supervisor of the San Bernardino National Forest.  She is currently the National Budget Coordinator for Recreation, Lands and Wilderness Programs in the Washington Office. “We are very excited about Kay coming to the Inland Empire,” said Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron.  “She has significant experience in recreation, lands, and the forest service budget.  Kay’s energy and grasp of complex issues will make her a great addition to the San Bernardino National Forest.” Wiand, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in History...

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SBD National Forest Increases Fire Restrictions

Big Bear, CA, September 1, 2016 – The San Bernardino National Forest will increase the current seasonal fire restrictions effective Friday, September 2, 2016. Continued hot and dry conditions, coupled with a long-term outlook that predicts no change in weather trends and normal fall winds, have prompted local fire mangers to implement additional fire restrictions on the National Forest. Designed to prevent accidental wildfires, these restrictions will affect additional recreation sites and become more restrictive in areas already in restrictions. “The Blue Cut and Pilot Fires are good examples of how fast new fires are likely to spread this year,”...

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