Southern California Mountains Foundation

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Eagle Viewing

Join a volunteer naturalist at Dana Pt. Park (near Cpt. John's Marina) to get a glance at Jackie and Shadow, parents of 2 eggs on the Fawnskin eagle's nest. Robin will have a spotting scope set up and can answer all your eagle questions.

    • Bald Eagle
Categories: Discovery Center

Baker's Pond Walk

Meet at the Baker's Pond parking lot (Stanfield Cutoff) for a guided walk with a naturalist. The walk is one hour and easy along the bridge. Learn about the flora and fauna of Big Bear, as well as some history. This is a great place to look for birds. If there is inclement weather, the hike will be cancelled. No sign-ups are required. Just meet at the trailhead and find our naturalist. Wearing layers and good hiking shoes is recommended. Bringing water is also suggested. 

    • heron reflection
Categories: Discovery Center

Woodland Trail hike

Join naturalist, Robin Martin, for a guided hike on the Woodland Trail. Learn about the flora and fauna of Big Bear, as well as some history. Hiking shoes and water recommended. Free!

    • woodland trail
Categories: Discovery Center

Volunteer in the Big Bear Ranger Station Greenhouse

Come Join Us, Big Bear Greenhouse Work Day, Mountaintop Ranger Station

About this Event

Easy | 3-4 hours max. | Number of Volunteers: 20 | Family Friendly

Nursery Work

9:00AM - 2:00PM Meet at the Mountaintop Ranger Station, Fawnskin, CA (Google maps: 41374 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333)

Restoration - Mountain Nursery

Join us for a fun day out in the forest nursery. This is an easy project that anyone can participate in.

Projects vary by season from painting sheds, installing fencing and other maintenance projects to watering plants, weeding, planting, bumping up seedlings to bigger pots or collecting native seeds - whatever needs to be done that day.

By growing and planting native plants from locally collected seeds, we protect native habitat, sensitive species, as well as unique cultural resources.

You can feel good knowing you are helping to restore the Forest we all enjoy and love. 🌱

No training needed. Families welcome. Bring lunch, water, and sun protection. Limited services nearby: lunch, stores.

Thanks to our partners at the US Forest Service.

Email at for more information.

Nature Crafts

Join us at the Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve for Nature Crafts! Get inspired by nature to make fun crafts out of recyclable materials. Free! Donations appreciated.

    • nature craft, snowy forest
Categories: Discovery Center