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August 2011

Golden Pulaski Awarded to Eggebraten

Thanks to her tireless tenacity and dedication to non-motorized transportation and recreation in the Big Bear Valley, The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation was pleased to honor Siri Eggebraten with its first-ever Golden Pulaski Award. As Foundation President Phil Hamilton said when he addressed the City Council at their August 22nd meeting, "I am sure there were a number of City employees who were involved in working on the CalTrans grant, but from the perspective of the Foundation the person who really made it happen was Siri. When we did not get the grant last year, rather than getting angry [...]

$230,000 Local Planning Grant Received

The City of Big Bear Lake, County of San Bernardino and Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation are proud to announce that the three partners have been awarded a $233,370 grant from the Caltrans Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the development of the Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle and Equestrian Master Plan. The funds will be used to develop a plan that will guide and enable future development of road and trail resources across our Valley floor with connections to lake and mountain amenities. The process will include extensive community involvement to collect visions and identify community needs valley-wide. The plan [...]

Skyline Trail Public Meeting

On Saturday, August 20, 2011, a group of over 30 people attended the public meeting held by the US Forest Service for the proposed Skyline Trail. A general description of the project was provided by Deputy District Ranger Omero Torres, along with a short walking tour of existing and new trail sections under consideration for inclusion. Below is the text of the public legal notice from the USFS: “The Mountaintop Ranger District, San Bernardino National Forest, proposes to construct and designate the Skyline Recreation Trail, a non-motorized, multi-use trail within the bounds of the Skyline Fuelbreak, located along the ridge south of the Big Bear Valley. The trail is intended to separate motorized from non-motorized traffic on Forest Service Road (FSR) 2N10 to increase safety for all users. FSR 2N10 is a popular meandering, unpaved road that is frequently traveled by people driving vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles. The combination of mixed use and number of users has resulted in several near misses, as well as documented accidents between vehicles and non-motorized users. The Skyline Recreation Trail will be designed and constructed to encourage bicyclists to travel at safe speeds, thereby promoting safe shared-use for all non-motorized recreationists. Along the majority of the route, the trail will roughly parallel Forest Service Road 2N10 and follow an east-west alignment. The recreation trail in the fuelbreak is also intended to decrease the use of non-system trails in the vicinity of the Skyline Fuelbreak. As a result, the Mountaintop Ranger District also proposes to close and restore intersecting non-system trails to their natural condition that pose risks to Forest resources or hazards to Forest visitors. Signs will be installed to mark the trail and to direct and educate trail users away from non-system routes as necessary. Trail construction will utilize best management practices to mitigate resource concerns and will follow Trails Management Handbook guidelines (FSH 2309.18). […]

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H.R.845 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

BIG BEAR IS AHEAD OF THE GAME! Did you know Congress passed the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act that, among other things, requires the Forest Service to increase the number of ... See more

Summary of H.R.845 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

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5 days ago
rathbuncorridor.com

We are really excited about the work the City of Big Bear Lake is doing! Join them (and us) at their open house today starting at 3:30 to learn about the exciting Rathbun Corridor. ... See more

Rathbun Corridor Sustainability Plan

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2 weeks ago
Timeline Photos

All this snow hasn't kept Bruce Gibson and Mark Mendoza, owners of the Domino's Pizza in Big Bear, from being exceptional trail stewards! Their LOCAL business has provided the funds to enable trail ... See more

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3 weeks ago

Trails Meeting for Tonight Cancelled Due To Lingering Snow and Poor Driving Conditions.

Next meeting on Wednesday, 2/22/2017....Thank You All!

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1 month ago
Photos from Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation's post

Big shout out to Pepperdine's Psi Upsilon service fraternity for making Big Bear a better place! They wanted to adopt a trail this past weekend, and rolled the dice for good weather. With snowfall ... See more

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1 month ago
Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation

2016 Year End Review for the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation

Volunteer Hours: 2,479 hours of volunteer labor was put into building and maintaining the trails around the Big Bear area. 95% of these ... See more

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Timeline Photos

2016 Year End Review for the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation

Volunteer Hours: 2,479 hours of volunteer labor was put into building and maintaining the trails around the Big Bear area. 95% of these ... See more

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1 month ago
Photos from Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation's post

The New Year is a good time to be thankful for ZOIC!

Last summer these folks came up and raised some money for Trails in Big Bear. Now, when things are quiet, it's is a good time to say THANKS to ... See more

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2 months ago
Timeline Photos

Upper Siberia Creek has a new FULL adopter! Together with the Southern California Mountains Foundation, we are thrilled to have Pete Lavoie of Stacks Custom Framing & Fine Art participate in our ... See more

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2 months ago
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High Trails Outdoor Science School shows us what it means to give back! Over 2 days, High Trails donated 50+ volunteers generating well over 200 hours of trail work. These good stewards of the land ... See more

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