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After my morning ablutions and a mostly nutritious breakfast, I pull on my forest green shirt with the tan embroidered script that says Southern California Mountains Foundation Volunteer. My ensemble is capped off with a pair of tan cargo pants that has more pockets then anyone would ever have a need for. Hiking boots on, I head out the door for the short drive over to the Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve. Today I will be part of the volunteer crew leading wildflower tours into the amazing Pebble Plain. When we arrive at the green building on Hwy 18, we open the windows, put out the flag and the “Open” signs and wait for the arriving visitors. Today my group consists of a young couple with twin daughters, probably 9 or 10, from Huntington Beach; a newly married couple from LA; a science teacher and her husband from Orange County; two women…
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…
Fire Lookout Host Program
Contact: George or Pam Morey (909) 225-1025 or email@example.com
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.
- a two hour introduction to the program
- a three hour class
-an all day seven hour class
- an eight hour, hands on training that takes place in the Lookout with an…
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…
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…