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Our Mission

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes connecting communities to our public lands is the key to their survival. We mobilize individuals to inspire and engage in environmental citizenship. 

We achieve our mission by raising money, organizing critical volunteer resources, and creating and managing programs focused on health, stewardship and sustainability of our Southern California mountains and urban "forests”.  

Upcoming Events:

Greenthumbs Restoration Day
San Bernardino National Forest
Meet at Big Bear Discovery Center
Saturday, October 17, 2015
9am - 3pm

Volunteers are needed to assist us in the Native Plant Nursery and Restoration Program.  Work includes seed collection, native plant propogation, noxious weed removal, out planting, and general restoration practices on the forest.  No experience is necessary and all age groups are welcome.  Please register.

A Note of THANKS!
National Public Lands Day
September 26
Cactus Flat Staging Area
San Bernardino National Forest
Work site

Our heartfelt thanks to the volunteers and staff who made our work day a huge success; collectively, we impacted 20 acres of public land and accomplished the following: 

  • 54 volunteers for a total of 324 hours
  • Planted 240 Pinyon pine trees 
  • Dispersed 500 seed balls that contain native seeds, clay and top soil that is mixed with water and formed into a small ball. These balls are used in dry climates and will disperse the seeds for germination when moisture levels break down the clay.
  • Moved rocks from the staging area where OHV's warm up and created rock check dams in gullys to prevent further erosion
  • Pulled invasive weeds in staging area
Thanks to all for giving up their Saturday and giving back to our public lands.  Thanks to our partner the U.S. Forest Service and event co-sponsors REI, Outdoor Life Magazine and Yamaha.  Public engagement is the key to their survival for us to enjoy today and tomorrow!

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