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Accomplishments

A Timeline of Protection

 

 

San Bernardino Mountains

1992

Mountain residents helped facilitate the purchase of Camp Awahanee in Upper Deep Creek, a 100-acre property on Green Valley Lake Road, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.


1993

The Deep Creek Open Space Coalition is formed in an effort to protect Deep Creek Watershed, a 300-acre property. 


1995

The first official meeting of the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust Formation Committee is held in December.


1996 

SBMLT acquires 501 (c) (3) status as a non-profit public organization. This status allows donors of land to receive significant charitable deductions benefits.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Upper Deep Creek Parcel, a 300-acre property between Arrowbear Lake and Running Spring, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Garner Ranch I, a 155-acre property in the San Jacinto  Mountains, adding to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Garner Ranch II, a 26-acre property in the San Jacinto Mountains, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.


1997

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of the Garner Remainder Parcel, a 239-acre property in the San Jacinto Mountains, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Calvary Camp in Upper Deep Creek, a 98-acre property, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.


1998 

SBMLT publishes the inaugural edition of the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust Newsletter.

SBMLT takes title to Valley Vista, a 23-acre property of forest land near Running Springs, donated by Mary and Lawrence Tollenaere with the knowledge that the conifer and oak-covered land they loved will be preserved.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Bautista I, a 180-acre property in the San Jacinto Mountains, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Holcomb Valley I, a 46-acre property in Holcomb Valley near Big Bear, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Grenzow, a 80-acre property in the San Jacinto Mountains, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of the Camp Helendade Parcel, a 124-acre portion of the Helendade Boy Scout Reservation which is part of the upper Deep Creek watershed, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of the Wilderness Road Parcel, a 101-acre property, part of Deep Creek adjacent to Camp Helendade, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.


1999

SBMLT publishes Wildflowers of the San Bernardino Mountains, the first field guide of common wildflowers in the San Bernardino Mountains.  Barbara Levering directed and edited this project.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Bautista II, a 161-acre property in the San Jacinto Mountains, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Holcomb Valley II, a 78-acre property in Holcomb Valley, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Bautista III, a 91-acre property in the San Jacinto Mountains, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT initiates a survey of private land across the mountain from the Cajon Pass to Forest Falls identifying 50,000 acres of forest land in need of preservation. 


2000 

SBMLT aquires Dry Creek, a 1-acre parcel adjacent to the national forest in the Upper Deep Creek Watershed, at the San Bernardino County tax sale auction. 

SBMLT faciltates the purchase of Bautista IV, a 44-acre property in the San Jacinto Mountains, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Bautista V, a 86-acre property in the San Jacinto Mountains, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT provides a detailed property profile to the Wildland Conservancy and encourages them to purchase Bluff Lake, a 120-acre property five miles south of Big Bear ssecuring the land in permanent conservation.


2001 

SBMLT partners with neighboring conservation groups to launch the Save the Saints campaign.  The mountains towering above the Los Angeles Basin are named for saints:  San Gabriel, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, San Jacinto, and San Gorgonio.  The united conservation groups launch a public campaign to educate the public and to seek financial support for land conservation in all these mountains.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of  the Gregory Property, a 120-acre parcel in Twin Peaks and a vital link in the wildlife corridor, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Bautista VI, a 118-acre property in the San Jacinto Mountains, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Lion Peak, a 640-acre property in the San Jacinto Mountains, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Pinewood, a 242-acre property north of Idyllwild, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.


2002 

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Broom Flat, a 90-acre property north of Onyx Summit and east of Big Bear Valley, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Mission Springs, a 520-acre property next to the San Gorgonio Wilderness, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Section 31 Pacific Crest Trail, a 640-acre property next to the San Gorgonio Wilderness, transferring it into federal public land ownership.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Onyx Summit Pacific Crest Trail I, a 40-acre property near Highway 38, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Onyx Summit Pacific Crest Trail II, a 10-acre property near Highway 38, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT helps facilitates the purchase of Grace Valley by Wildlands Conservancy from  the Boys Club of Pasadena, a 183-acre property in Onyx Summit next to Highway 38.

SBMLT purchases Deep Creek Headwaters, a 42-acre property in Arrowbear Lake between Highway 18 and Green Valley Lake Road, holding title until such time as it can be added to the U.S Forest Service.


2003

The Wildlands Conservancy transfers title of the Grace Valley to the Los Angeles County Education Foundation to be maintained as a camp.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Johnson Ranch, a 352-acre parcel on the east perimeter of the San Jacinto Ranger District, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Lookout Mountain, a 480-acre parcel, using LWCF funds the Pacific Crest Trail Association spearheading, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Healy, a 1240-acre property located ten miles southwest of Palm Desert, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest. , ,


2004

SBMLT publishes Trees of the San Bernardino Mountains, an excellent addition to the naturalist literature on the San Bernardino Mountains.

SBMLT formally adopts the high professional standards set by the national Land Trust Alliance.

SBMLT co-founder and Director, Peter Jorris, is appointed to the steering committee of the newly formed Southern California Open Space Council, a coalition of land trusts dedicated to advancing conservation efforts throughout our region of the state.

SBMLT shares key property data and special maps with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) program to help facilitate the removal of dead trees on all hazardous private inholdings in the forest.

The 120-acre Gregory property in Twin Peaks was the first project to receive federal funding for dead tree removal from NRCS.  Over 10,000 dead trees are removed from the site.

SBMLT becomes a managing partner in the Mountain Thrift Shoppe in Blue Jay Village.  Total profits from all sales in the thrift shop go to non-profit organizations.

SBMLT particpates in the multi-year San Bernardino County effort to revise and update the General Plan.  This is a special opportunity for collaboration between the County, State of California, United States Forest Service, SBMLT, and other citizen groups  in developing improved means of greater forestland protection.

SBMLT assists in obtaining LWCF funds that enable the Trust for Pulic Land to transfer title of Frankish Peak, a 25-acre property to the San Bernardino National Forest.


2005

SBMLT receives a land donation from the Trust for Public Land (TPL) of two properties located in the Santa Ana Mountains of the Cleveland National Forest; Eagle Canyon, a 640-acre parcel and Yaeger Mesa, a 185-acre parcel.  TPL also provides a $50,000 grant to help with stewardship of Eagle Canyon a Yaeger Mesa property. 

SBMLT establishes a Revolving Acquisition Fund, a reserve of captial large enough to make timely purchases when acquisition opportunities become available.


2006

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Cosy Dell, a 51-acre property at the underpass at Cleghorn Canyon of the Interstate 15 freeway, putting it into TWC's protected ownership. 


2007

SBMLT transfers to the U.S. Forest Service the Yucaipa Ridge parcel, a 1,145-acre property, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Wildhorse Creek, a 273-acre property of pristine wildland between Big Bear Lake and the San Gorgonio Wilderness, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Sugar Bush I, a 313-acre parcel located in the Pinyon area of the Santa Rosa Mountains, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Asbestos Mountain, a 480-acre property situated to the east of Palm Canyon, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Palm Canyon, a 642-acre parcel located three miles east of Lion Peak, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT transfers title to the U.S. Forest Service of the Grass Valley Creek acquistion, a 156-acre property, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.


2008

SBMLT took title to a special 7-acre Conservation Easement to protect Mill Creek and Mountain Home Creek.


2009

SBMLT purchased Timber Gulch, a 26-acre property west of Lytle Creek at the County of San Bernardino’s annual tax-sale auction, holding title until such time as it can be transferred to the U.S. Forest Service.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Tayles Hidden Ranch, 320-acre property, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.  This was accomplished through the joint efforts of SBMLT, United States Forest Service and the Pacific Crest Trail Association.

SBMLT sells Eagle Canyon, a 640-acre parcel, and Yaeger Mesa, a 186-acre property, to the United States Forest Service.  Eagle Canyon and Yaeger Mesa properties in the Santa Ana Mountains are added to the Cleveland National Forest.

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Carrizo Creek, a 640-acre property located northwest of the Pinyon Crest community, adding it to the San Bernardino National Forest.


2010

SBMLT facilitates the purchase of Cajon Ridge South, a 80-acre property, and Cajon Ridge North, a 180-acre property, both located west of Cedar Pines Park, holding them in SBMLT ownership until they can be transferred to the U.S. Forest Service.                                                            


2011

SBMLT purchases Strawberry Peak, a 50-acre property in Twin Peaks, holding title until such time as it can be transferred to the U. S. Forest Service.

SBMLT transfers Sugar Pine Ridge, a 110-acre property, to the San Bernardino National Forest.

SBMLT purchases Eagle Ridge, a 80-acre property, in Lake Arrowhead.

 

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