People need public land—and for almost 25 years, The Southern California Mountains Foundation has worked to protect it. Through conservation initiatives, innovative environmental education, and the operation of the largest discovery center and local corps serving the Inland Empire, we empower people to learn and protect the San Bernardino National Forest.
What's Happening in the Mountains
OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES PROGRAM
Help enjoy and protect safe and sustainable trails for off-highway vehicle use. This program educates the public on the safe use of trails. Volunteers also help maintain roads to protect the environment.
Stop by and be one of the more than 190,000 yearly visitors to enjoy exhibits, weekly programs, eco-tours, and special events. Enjoy outdoor concerts, theater productions, and nighttime interpretive programs in the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.
The Discovery Center is currently closed until Fall 2020.
Explore Our Programs
Since 1993, the organization has made a critical difference, executing volunteer programs that donated 1.5 million hours of service valued at $32,685,000.00.
Click on the programs below to learn more.