Clean-up of Cold Creek will be a slow process

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 28, 2013 - Highway 38 remains closed until further notice, as clean-up of a major fuel spill continues. The Public Information Officer for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Andrew Hughan, said, "We know it's a real inconvenience for people to have the highway closed, but it's imperative that we get … [Read more...]

Fuel Spill Prompts Closure of Hwy 38 in Both Directions

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Angeles Oakes, CA, April 26, 2013 -  As of 9:42am this morning, a tanker rollover with a fuel spill was reported on Highway 38.  At this time, Highway 38 remains closed in both directions.  Travelers will need to take an alternate route of Highway 18 to/from Lucerne Valley or Highway 18/330 to/from Highland.  Information obtained at this time … [Read more...]

Public Comments Sought for Environmental Impact Statement

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 24, 2013 - Forest Service officials are seeking public comments by May 16 on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for a Proposed Amendment to the Land Management Plans for the four Southern California national forests (the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino). The SEIS analyzes the … [Read more...]

Is there a bluebird in your backyard? Tell Cornell.

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 15, 2013 - Local bird watchers of any skill level can participate online in annual citizen-science research this weekend. Participants in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) simply watch birds at any location for at least 15 minutes, tally the numbers of each species they see, and report their tallies online … [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...]

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...]

Sierra Club Environmental Film Festival

Fawnskin, CA, November 9, 2012, 6am - On Thursday November 15, 2012, at 6:30pm, the Sierra Club Big Bear Group will present their annual Environmental Film Festival at the Discovery Center.  They have two movies this year. “America’s Wildest Refuge” celebrates the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, its formation and expansion, and the fight … [Read more...]

Sierra Club Presentation

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 13, 2012, 6am - On Thursday, October 18th at 6:30pm the Sierra Club Big Bear Group will present Sandy Steers, environmental activist, speaking about “Big Bear’s Hidden Treasures.”  Big Bear Valley is home to three rare and specialized habitats that host unique plants and animals that can only be seen here. … [Read more...]

Volunteers Help Restore Cactus Flats Area

Big Bear Valley, CA, October 4, 2012, 6am - Over 100 volunteers joined the National Forest Association on Saturday, September 29, to restore and beautify popular recreation land near Cactus Flats. The participants were part of a coast-to-coast effort of more than 170,000 who came together at more than 2,000 sites to donate their time and effort to … [Read more...]

Please Leave Bear Cubs Alone

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 2, 2012, 6am - The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is reminding people who see bear cubs to leave them alone. Even if they appear orphaned, the most appropriate thing to do is to leave them in the wild. The DFG’s policy regarding orphaned cubs favors leaving them alone unless they are obviously sick or … [Read more...]