Slash/Pile Burn Scheduled for Today

Holcomb Valley, CA, February 5, 2013 - The US Forest Service will be conducting slash/pile burning in the Holcomb Valley area today beginning at 10am.  As a result, smoke may be visible in parts of the Big Bear Valley. … [Read more...]

Share your ideas about recreation in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 23, 2013 - UPDATE - The location has been moved from the Performing Arts Center to Community Church at 40946 Big Bear Boulevard. The time and date have remained the same. ORIGINAL STORY Big Bear Lake, CA, January 20, 2013 - The City of Big Bear Lake has been working on a Pedestrian, Bicycle and Equestrian Master … [Read more...]

Free access expands in the great outdoors

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 14, 2013 - Americans get free access to 98 percent of national forests and grasslands, and about two-thirds of developed recreation sites. That leaves approximately 6,000 sites nationwide that require fees, which are used to provide visitor services and facilities maintenance. On four days this year, however, those fees … [Read more...]

If you can walk, you can “Snowshoe the Bear”

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 5, 2013 - The 5th annual Snowshoe the Bear event is scheduled for February 23, and with two race lengths starting in the Village, all skill levels are welcome. Snowshoeing requires no training – in fact, many participants are first-timers. The 5k/3.1-mile course is an easy loop around the slopes of Towne Trail, … [Read more...]

National Forest Association Is Now Southern California Mountains Foundation

San Bernardino, CA, December 19, 2012 - Twenty years ago a group of people came together with a shared vision. They saw a new way of collaborating to support Southern California's mountain forests. The visionaries grappling with the problem generated a groundbreaking idea to create a non-profit to support the work of the Forest Service in the … [Read more...]

What Veterans Day Is Really About

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 29, 2012 - With Veterans Day coming up, a jeep club built around the military community of San Diego is headed to Big Bear. The 4X4 Corps treats injured Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines with recreation as part of their recovery. Their second annual event – Off Roading for Our Heroes II -- will take place in Big … [Read more...]

Outdoor Enthusiasts, The City Is Listening

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 27, 2012 - The Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Equestrian Master Plan process is underway, with the goal of developing a blueprint for a community of neighborhoods enjoyable and safe for people on foot, bike, horseback and other modes of transportation. It will also be a guide for attracting and building … [Read more...]

Feast Of The Harvest Moon

Fawnskin, CA, October 19, 2012, 6am - A “Feast” of Native American culture will be presented and celebrated at the 12th  annual Feast of the Harvest Moon festival.  Traditionally, the Feast of the Harvest Moon was celebrated among American Indian tribes when the period of darkness between sunset and moonrise is successively shorter … [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...]

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...]