Category: San Bernardino National Forest

Be Bear Aware

Big Bear, CA, May 5, 2016 – In spring, hibernating bears emerge from their winter slumber and begin an almost perpetual search for food. It is not uncommon for a black bear to consume up to 20,000 calories a day. Unfortunately, this search can sometimes lead bears into populated areas and conflicts with humans. “A bear’s nose is seven times better than a hound dog’s, and it will lead a bear to anything that is edible or smelly”, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Once a bear finds an easy food source, it will return again and again to...

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Prescribe Burn in Angelus Oaks

Big Bear, CA, April 24th, 2016 – Forest Service Fire crews are planning to burn approximately 12 acres as part of the Angelus Oaks Fuel Reduction project.  Weather and conditions permitting, firefighters are planning to start the burning project as early as Tuesday next week. The project area will be divided into two sections along road 1N12 immediately north of the Angelus Oaks community.  Smoke and flames will be visible to residents and motorists along State Route 38 and may be visible from other mountain communities and highways. Firefighters will be using a technique called “hand burning” using a variety of tools such...

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Volunteers Needed for Annual Meadows Edge Clean-Up Day

Big Bear, CA, April 14, 2016 – The second annual Meadows Edge Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the popular day use picnic area from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help with the general clean up and prepare this popular family area for the 2016 summer season.   Registration is required at MountainsFoundation. Volunteers can participate with family and friends and make it FUN! Free lunch and tools are provided.  In addition, an opportunity drawing will be available to win prizes. “We’re looking forward to the 2016 event to pull together...

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Fatal Fall from Bridge Near Big Bear Dam

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 7, 2016 – At approximately 11:15 p.m. on April 6, deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to assist Big Bear Fire Department with a subject who reportedly fell from the structure of the Highway 18 bridge near Big Bear Dam. The victim, identified as 27-year-old Craig Cowie, a resident of Sugarloaf, was hiking with friends in the ravine below the bridge. It was reported that Cowie climbed onto the support arch of the bridge and accidentally fell approximately 150 feet to the ground. He sustained fatal injuries as a result of the fall. Personnel from Big Bear...

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Group Advocates For Full-Time Big Bear Trail Staff

Big Bear, CA, March 28th, 2016 – The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group, would like to see full-time paid trail staff for Big Bear. Other top notch resort destinations like Aspen, Mammoth Lakes, Breckenridge and Lake Tahoe have full-time staff involved in recreational trail promotion and maintenance. Driz Cook, the chairman of the foundation, asks “…do you want to be in the big leagues?’ If not what you will get is work done at a volunteer pace.” Volunteers have been the primary workforce in maintaining the trail system in the San Bernardino National Forest surrounding Big Bear Valley. Getting contributions through...

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