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Our Mission

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that (1) supports youth development through conservation initiatives integrating environmental education, training and hands-on service projects; (2) protects our natural resources through adult and family-led programming; (3) provides interpretive services that focus on outdoor recreation, responsible use, and stewardship of our natural environment; and (4) collaborates with multi-agencies to help create healthy forested and urban communities. 

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”.  


Earth Day Celebration; Saturday, April 19; Big Bear Discovery Center; 10a to 2p; admission FREE!
Project WET (water education for teachers) is making a big splash at this year's celebration; bring the kids to learn water conservation through fun activities; free t-shirts and goodies for those who participate; sponsored by Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.  Community partners are also exhibiting how to take better care of Mother Earth; Don't Miss!  Check schedule

OHMVR Grants Open for Public Review March 4, 2014

The Southern California Mountains Foundation 2014 Off-Highway Grant Applications Includes Education and Safety and Restoration Projects.

March 3, 2014 - The Southern California Mountains Foundation, formerly the San Bernardino National Forest Association, developed an application for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2013/2014 grant cycle. We developed a preliminary application to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division which includes a strong emphasis on education both on and off the forest, printing of educational materials including San Bernardino National Forest OHV Guides and restoration of unauthorized routes in the Baldy Mesa OHV area through barricade installation, direct seeding, chunking and slashing.  These proposals complement the San Bernardino National Forests proposals for Development of the Baldy Mesa trails and staging area and are in-line with the San Bernardino National Forest Land Management Plan. 

The grant applications will be posted on the OHMVR website on March 4, 2014. To review the grant applications submitted, click on this link or paste it into your browser: http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx

The 30-day public review and comment period for the 2013/2014 Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program begins March 4, 2014, and ends April 7, 2014. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review the preliminary applications submitted to the OHMVR Division for consideration during the current grant cycle. The public may provide comments to both the applicant and the OHMVR Division by emailing Stacy Gorin at sgorin@mountainsfoundation.org and copying the OHVMR Division at OHVinfo@parks.ca.gov. You may also send written comments, suggestions, or letters of support for the application to Stacy Gorin, Southern California Foundation, PO Box 69, Fawnskin, CA 92333.

The Southern California Mountains Foundation will also host a public meeting on March 12, 2014 to discuss the grant applications and hear your thoughts.  This meeting will be held at Sizzler in Corona, CA 1461 S. Rimpua Ave. from 7:00pm-9:00pm.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Forest Care program is closed and processing any final reimbursement requests.  Please direct any questions to 909.382.2796.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the program. We appreciate your efforts to make our forests healthier and our communities more fire safe!

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Sarah Miggins, Executive Director
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Mike Davis, President, Board of Directors


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