Sierra Club Big Bear Group
are on the 3rd Thursday
of each month,
6:30pm at the Discovery Center.
Sierra Club Hike Leader
by Outings Chair, Ed Caliendo
UPCOMING EVENTS & HIKES:
Click Here for a list of upcoming July and August Sierra Club Big Bear Group Hikes.
Click Here for the 2014 Section D Pacific Crest Trail hike schedule.
Click Here for the Five Peaks of Big Bear Awards Program and hike schedule
Also check out the Mountaintop Hiking Club website for Big Bear Area hikes at: Mountain Top Hiking
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Sierra Club Mission Statement
The Sierra Club's members are more than 750,000 of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The club is America's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
Our Mission Statement
1. Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.
2. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.
3. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
4. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
Ed Wallace receives the Joe Momeyer Conservation Award
By: Ed Caliendo, Outings Chair, Big Bear Group
For over a decade, Ed Wallace has focused much of his time and energy on defending and protecting the natural wilderness of the Big Bear area, San Bernardino Mountains and San Gorgonio Wilderness.
While Ed has admirably handled several leadership responsibilities within the Big Bear Group, none has been more accomplished than his 10 year tenure as Conservation Chair. During this period he led a successful fight against a proposed hotel development on wetlands across from Big Bear Lake City Hall and worked with Senator Barbra Boxer’s office to kill a questionable Forest Service land exchange on prime pebble plain habitat being proposed by the district US Congressman. Today, the Big Bear Planning Department often asks Wallace and Sandy Steers of the Friends of Fawnskin to meet with developers to discuss the environmental problems that will need to be addressed and mitigated with their proposed development.
For the last four years, Wallace has been working with the Big Bear Valley Education Trust, The San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust, the USFS San Bernardino National Forest, the City of Big Bear Lake and Inland Empire Conservation District to protect 302.5 acre parcel of forest containing the last pristine pebble plain area only found in the Big Bear area. This rare habitat is only known to exist in the Big Bear Mountains and was being destroyed by unauthorized access to gain firewood, off-road vehicle use, and trash dumping. Working together, the land has now been purchased by the San Bernardino Land Trust. With the added resources of the U.S. Forest service, illegal roads have been closed and land is being restored. In the future, Wildland Park will be used to educate Big Bear students on the unique species of the pebble plain as well as those contained in the other eco systems contained on the property.
Wallace also serves as a member of the “Friends of Fawnskin”
Advisory Board to add his perspective to the environmental problems being
addressed by that organization. In addition Wallace is a long time member of
the Board of the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation where his environmental and
hiking perspective is always clearly voiced when new trail projects are being
2014 Xeriscape Garden Tour Information
Big Bear Xeriscape Garden Tour Photos