Big Bear Lake, CA, November 3, 2014 – On Tuesday, November 4th, the Mountaintop Ranger District will be using helicopters as part of the South Big Bear Hazardous Fuels Reduction project. Helicopters will be removing trees in areas inaccessible by conventional tree removal methods, and flying the logs to a staging point where they can be taken away. The work, which is taking place south of Highway 18 and Boulder Bay, is expected to be completed by November 25th, weather and conditions permitting. During this portion of the South Big Bear project, the Castle Rock hiking trail will be closed to all public use.
While this type of logging is very interesting for the public to observe, it could be dangerous to be in the area around the operation site, so the public is cautioned to view from a safe, distant vantage point.