Route 38 closed between Angelus Oaks and Camp Cedar Falls

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 26, 2013 (1:45 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol says the time frame for the reopening of Highway 38 is still unknown, but the closure section has shortened considerably. The thirty-mile closure has been reduced to a three-mile section of Route 38 from Angelus Oaks to Camp Cedar Falls near mile post marker … [Read more...]

Closure point moved on Highway 38

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 26, 2013 (12:38) - At approximately 9:35 a.m., a fuel tanker laden with gasoline and diesel fuel overturned on State Route 38 near Angelus Oaks.  According to the CHP, an "unknown amount of fuel" has spilled into the surrounding area, and State Route 38 is closed due to the Hazardous Material Incident. Route 38 is closed … [Read more...]

Forest Supervisor finds new habitat

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 31, 2013 - The San Bernardino National Forest has a new deputy Forest Supervisor. John Exline holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Forest Resource Management. He began his Forest Service career in 1981 working in timber management at the Sequoia National Forest, where he later served as a … [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...]

Submit Comments for OHV Grant Program Proposals

San Bernardino, CA, March 12, 2013, – San Bernardino National Forest recreation managers are seeking public comments on their proposals for the California Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant program. Public comments can be submitted through April 1. The State is using an Internet-based “On-Line Grant Application” process as the means to apply … [Read more...]

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...]

Sheriff Commends Search Tactics as Sound, Effective and Valiant

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 16, 2013 -- During a press conference Friday, multiple authorities recapped the previous eight days of the Christopher Dorner investigation. San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon expressed pride in the heroic efforts of peace officers who put themselves in imminent danger to protect the public and each other, and … [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...]

Manhunt Continues in the Big Bear Area

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 8, 2013 - The Public Information Officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says ground crews will continue searching for fugitive Christopher Dorner on Saturday and keep evaluating the situation. In addition to searching the forest where his vehicle was found, armed crews have been methodically … [Read more...]

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...]