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Help with fire prevention as a Fire Lookout!

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Southern California Mountains Foundation

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Big Bear Discovery Center

The mission of the Fire Lookout Host Program is to preserve, staff and maintain the San Bernardino National Forest Fire Lookout towers and educate the public on fire prevention and forest health.

The Fire Lookouts help in the first line of fire defense by:

Staffing 7 lookout towers across the San Bernardino National Forest, spotting smoke and reporting its location and status.

Assisting the U.S.Forest Service with radio communication.

Assisting Dispatch/Fire Suppression staff by providing accurate weather reports.

Interpreting the natural and cultural history of the Fire Lookouts and surrounding forest and natural resources.

Greeting over 15,000 visitors a year.

Helping in refurbishing and rebuilding Fire Lookouts.

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About Southern California Mountains Foundation


P. O. Box 69, 40971 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333, US

Mission Statement

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to three initiatives addressing conservation, education and responsible recreation through a year-round portfolio of programming aimed at reaching Southern California's inland urban and mountain communities as well as visitor populations on public lands. Through partnerships and a strong volunteer backbone network, the Southern California Mountains Foundation brings communities of people, partners and funding resources to important public lands projects focused on health, stewardship and sustainability.


Volunteers are trained to assist the general public relating to the San Bernardino National Forest whether it be camping, hiking, summer campfire programs, fire lookouts, nature nights, canoeing, flower tours and nature walks plus much more.

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Big Bear Discovery Center40971 North Shore DriveFawnskin, CA 92333







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