CONNECTING COMMUNITIES TO PUBLIC LANDS IS KEY TO THEIR SURVIVAL

We mobilize individuals to inspire and engage in environmental citizenship.

Happy Holidays

We are grateful to all our supporters from our many dedicated volunteers to the hard-working staff and corpsmembers. As we continue our efforts to support our public lands, we gratefully request any support you can give this holiday season.

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

BIG BEAR TRAILS

Come explore the many beautiful trails in the San Bernardino National Forest. Trails get us outside, keep us healthy, and help us see the wonder and beauty of the natural lands in the San Bernardino National Forest. They also require care and maintenance. Find a new favorite trail or learn how you can become a trail host. Adventure is awaiting! 

DISCOVERY CENTER

The Big Bear Discovery Center is open but still in the process of a remodel. Stop by and be one of the more than 190,000 yearly visitors to enjoy weekly programs, eco-tours, and special events. Enjoy outdoor concerts, theater productions, and nighttime interpretive programs in the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater. 

JOIN THE URBAN CONSERVATION CORPS

Looking for a great career? Consider joining the Inland Empire UCC! Corpsmembers serve in the Southern California Mountains and get valuable skills that can launch your career in environmental conservation.

We are accepting applications now! 

Donate Now to Help Protect Public Lands

Your donation will help protect Public Lands for everyone, now and for the future.

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.

Donate Now to Help Protect Public Lands

Your donation will help protect Public Lands for everyone, now and for the future.

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