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Planting with Yamaha

Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative assists in Rehabbing OHV Areas on Public Lands Impacted by 2016 Wildfires Phelan, Calif. – April 4, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, employees returned to the San Bernardino National Forest on April 1st to volunteer their time in support of projects aiding the fire-damaged OHV trails within the Baldy Mesa OHV area. Working with members of the Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the effort continued a nearly ten-year tradition of Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative volunteer projects in one of the nation’s most frequently visited forests. The popular Baldy Mesa OHV area and surrounding trails have been closed since wildfires severely damaged the area last year. In an effort to help reopen recreational opportunities as soon as possible, more than 60 volunteers, including Yamaha employees, their friends and family members, contributed more than 300 hours of volunteer service. The day’s habitat rehabilitation and…
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Fire Lookouts Needed 2017

Fire Lookout Host Program Contact: George or Pam Morey (909) 225-1025 or pammorey@fs.fed.us  Volunteers Needed to staff the Fire Lookouts! The Fire Lookout Host Program, which is one of the six Volunteer programs of the Southern California Mountains Foundation, is recruiting Volunteers to staff fire lookouts for the 2017 fire season. Lookout Volunteers help to protect the forest and local mountains communities as well as the communities along and outside of the forest boundary from the threat of fire. Lookout Volunteers also act as hosts to many visitors to the lookouts. New Volunteer trainings begin April 8nd, 2017. To be a Fire Lookout host, Volunteers must attend 4 training classes. Orientation- a two hour introduction to the program Interpretation/Natural History- a three hour class Operations-an all day seven hour class In-Tower Training- an eight hour, hands on training that takes place in the Lookout with an…
Categories: Current Posts , Fire Lookouts

2017 Music in the Mountains

Southern California Mountains Foundation Announces Season 12 of Music in the Mountains Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater Tickets Now on Sale at MountainsFoundation.org We are pleased to announce our 2017 summer concert season at the outdoor Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  The series will feature the best classic rock and country tribute shows available nationally with a six-show schedule.  Season passes, premium tickets, and general admission tickets are on sale at MountainsFoundation.org and two walk up sales locations.  Presenting sponsor Big Bear Vacations returns to support Season 12 of the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser. “We’re excited to launch this summer’s schedule and thank our new and returning sponsors who are joining us in raising money this season for the health and sustainability of our public lands through the power of this concert series,” shared Stacy Gorin, Southern California Mountains executive officer.   “Our schedule is packed with 6 new shows and returning favorites…
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Seeking Americorps Participants

Are You Ready to Make a Difference? Do you want to help protect and restore the San Bernardino National Forest? When you join the Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation AmeriCorps program, you use your energy, ideals, and talents to help protect natural resources. Plus, you’ll earn money for education, learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills. The Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program is now recruiting 27  individuals ages 18-25 years old with a “I can do it attitude” that want to serve for 6 months on a service crew that will help restore and protect the San Bernardino National Forest. AmeriCorps service crew members will provide wildfire disaster mitigation services that will target some of the most hazardous areas on the San Bernardino National Forest that are at the highest risk of wildfires due to the current drought…
Categories: Current Posts , Urban Conservation Corps

#thinknature

Membership in the Southern California Mountains Foundation Helps Protect Natural Spaces #ThinkNature Campaign Connects Communities with Efforts to Protect Public Lands. San Bernardino, Calif. – March 21, 2017 -- The Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) is pleased to announce the launch of #ThinkNature, a unique membership campaign focused on raising awareness and funds to support the mission of connecting communities to their public lands and protecting these natural spaces for future generations to enjoy.   Since 1992 the Mountains Foundation has worked to inspire and engage individuals from all walks of life in environmental citizenship.  Stacy Gorin, Executive Officer, Southern California Mountains Foundation states, “We believe that connecting communities to our public lands is key to their survival.  Through the Southern California Mountains Foundation’s six programs and an army of volunteers, we work to steward the places you love to play.” Over the past 30 years, use of national forests has…
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