Fees dropped to encourage MLK day visits to National Forests

Visitors to the San Bernardino National Forest, about one-third of which is in Riverside County, will be able to access any part of the preserve for free Monday in celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. According to the U.S. Forest Service, fee waivers will be in effect all day, in all areas of […]

Eagle watchers Count 12 Bald Eagles in Inland Empire

SAN BERNARDINO – The last bald eagle count of the winter was conducted by citizen scientists and local Federal and State biologists around several lakes in the southern California Saturday, March 11. The clear skies and lack of wind made it a perfect day for counting eagles!  Over 200 participants scanned the sky, tree tops and […]

Eagle-eyed volunteers counted 11 bald eagles in the Inland Empire

Eagle-eyed volunteers counted 11 bald eagles in the Inland Empire

SAN BERNARDINO – The first bald eagle count of the winter was conducted by local, federal and state biologists and citizen scientists around several lakes in southern California Saturday, Dec. 10. Several dozen bald eagles typically spend their winter vacations around southern California’s lakes, adding to a few resident nesting bald eagles that stay year-round. […]

San Jacinto Ranger District campgrounds, trails now open

San Jacinto Ranger District campgrounds, trails now open

IDYLLWILD – U.S. Forest officials in the San Bernardino National Forest San Jacinto District report the districts campgrounds, since opening day May 21, have almost filled up every weekend and hikers continue to enjoy the wilderness trails despite some continuing trail closures. The mild weather has helped campers and hikers enjoy their outings more this […]

Two new eagles counted at Lake Hemet

Two new eagles counted at Lake Hemet

Valentines may be on the wings of eagles at Lake Hemet where a group of observers were able to catch a glimpse of two new bald eagles who have made their home high in the pines alongside of the lake in the past year. These majestic birds, the symbol or our nation, sat side-by-side Saturday […]

Perris Lake, Lake Hemet bald eagles counted

SAN BERNARDINO – U.S. Forest Service and State biologists with volunteers at Lake Perris and Lake Hemet reported seeing four bald eagles during a one hour Bald Eagle Count Saturday, Jan. 9. The biologists and 64 volunteers from neighboring communities set up binoculars, telescopes and cameras at the lake sites to observe the protected birds, […]