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Wilderness Volunteers

Big Bear, San Bernardino National Forest, CA (Jun 2nd - Jun 8th 2019)

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The wild lands of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountain Ranges were designated a National Forest more than a hundred years ago. Today, the San Bernardino National Forest is comprised of three Ranger Districts spanning 679,380 acres in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

The San Bernardino National Forest is a ecologically and biologically diverse area supporting 15 Federal Threatened or Endangered species with another 37 sensitive species. The Big Bear area of the forest has many habitat types in close proximity of one another including mixed conifer forest, pinyon/juniper woodland, and desert transitions. There are also unique habitat areas including pebble plains, carbonate soils, meadows, and riparian wetlands which are habitat for some plant species that are found nowhere else in the world.

Our second service project with the Forest Service's Restoration Botanist will include restoration of user created trails and maintenance of Forest Service system trails which may include slashing, seeding, surface recontouring, erosion mitigation, seed collection, planting of nursery grown native plants, fence repair, brush trimming, and raking. We will camp in a designated campground near Big Bear Lake and the FS will transport us to work sites each morning after breakfast. Be prepared for sun and heat during the day, and cooler nights as we give back in this scenic California National Forest.

This project is rated as a active project.

Check out more photos from previous years project at San Bernardino NF in our photo gallery.


Jun 2nd - Jun 8th 2019

Service Project

Trail work and restoration

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Free Days

Hiking, exploring the area, photography, sunning, relaxing


Tent and car camping at a designated campground

Project Difficulty

Active : Bending, digging, lifting, raking, hiking over uneven ground


Karen Peters
Mark Lewis

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