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San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust
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SBMLT in the News

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Veterans Day Ceremony Slated for Arrowhead Ridge


Veterans Day is this Saturday, November 11. This day is set aside to honor all those who have honorably served in the military protecting the United States of America. A ceremony will be held on Saturday at the new Veteran's Monument, built recently as an Eagle Scout project, at Arrowhead Ridge on Grass Valley Road, in Lake Arrowhead, at 11 a.m. Many local groups, non-profits and volunteer organizations are pulling together to coordinate this special ceremony, to honor America's best, under the direction of VFW Post 9624 and American Legion Post 360, with the support of the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust. Read article

500 Attend Veterans Monument Dedication


American Legion Post 360 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9624 united to honor all veterans during the dedication of Liam Gavigan's Veteran's Monument Eagle Scout project at Arrowhead Ridge on last Friday's Veteran's Day. Over 500 community members and dignitaries came out to support Gavigan in the completion of his six-year journey and to honor veterans on their special day. Read article

A Place For Reflection


The annual Veterans Day ceremony was made extra special this year with the dedication of the veterans monument designed and created by Boy Scout Liam Gavigan as his Eagle Scout project. "I dedicate this monument to all veterans, past, present and future," Gavigan said. After the color guard posted the colors-with representatives of each branch Gavigan led the crowd of about 500 people in the Pledge of Allegiance. Read article

Veterans Monument to be Dedicated


The long awaited official dedication of Lake Arrowhead's Veterans Monument will take place at 11 a.m. this Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at Eagle Ridge (Formerly Arrowhead Ridge) located at 352 Grass Valley Road, across from the Lake Arrowhead Country Club. Read article

Veterans Honored With Monument


Liam Gavigan! Honoring the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy are flags and granite benches engraved with the service emblem for each branch. In the center are the United States, California and POW/MIA flags. A plaque commemorates veterans past, present and future. The flags and benches are arranged around and upon a concrete slab in the shape of a pentagon. The finished monument far exceeds any expectations based upon the initial design and model. The monument stands proudly at the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust (SBMLT) wildland nature preserve. Read article

Thrift Shop Celebrates 35 Year


The Mountain Thrift Shop in Blue Jay, the largest nonprofit thrift store in the San Bernardino Mountains, was incorporated in 1991 and moved to its current location in 1992. The store is run by volunteers from nine organizations to whom money is distributed twice a year. In 2014 the mountain community distribution was over $165,000, the largest amount since the store opened. Read article

Land Trust Purchases Inch Forward


If the motto of the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust were "saving the mountains one lot at a time," the nonprofit organization devoted to preserving the mountains' open space and protecting its wildlife would have proved true to its word once again on Aug. 19. County supervisors voted unanimously to sell three tax-defaulted, substandard Arrowbear lots, totaling about 9,000 square feet, to the trust for $9,800, a little more than a dollar a square foot. Read article

Support for the Land Trust


Mountain Jewish Community Support for the San Bernardino Land Trust Work at Arrowhead Ridge Read article

National Resources Matter


Laird is widely recognized for his knowledge and leadership on California's water system and has been dedicated to conserving California's natural resources for more than 30 years. Read article

Chili Cook-Off To Benefit Arrowhead Ridge Restoration July 19


Lake Arrowhead, CA - Buy a bowl of chili during the Saturday, July 19, Arrowhead Ridge Chili Cook-Off and you can help restore the ridge! You get to keep the bowl and are helping at the same time. The event begins at 12 noon and is expected to last until 5 p.m. at 201 Grass Valley Road in Lake Arrowhead. Read article

On the Way to Creating a Wildlands Park


180 guests dined at the Lake Arrowhead Autumn Dinner Party and Auction raising close to $27,000 to help restore Arrowhead Ridge. Read article

Sculptor Transforms Boulder into Entryway Art


Visitors to Arrowhead Ridge-the area on Grass Valley Road in Lake Arrowhead where a nature park is being planned-are greeted by an impressive stone sculpture carved by renowned Marcel Machler. Visitors to Arrowhead Ridge-the area on Grass Valley Road in Lake Arrowhead where a wildland nature park is being planned-are greeted by an impressive stone sculpture. World-renowned sculptor Marcel Machler created the work out of a 12,000-pound boulder t Read article

Auction To Support Wildland Restoration


The goal of the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust is to restore the Arrowhead Ridge property-located on Grass Valley Road in Lake Arrowhead-to its natural state and create a wildland nature park. To that end, the group is hosting a autumn dinner party and auction on Sunday, October 20, to help raise the necessary funds. Read article

Visting Arrowhead Ridge


300 hundred members of the mountain communities visited Arrowhead Ridge. The Land Trust held the event last weekend on the property, an event intended to introduce the land to community members. Despite the surprise showers that fell, about 300 people turned out for the event. In addition to visiting the upper reaches of the property, they were treated to vocal and piano music, as well as to excerpts from several Shakespeare's plays. Landscape architect Scott Peterson was present with conceptual drawings. Read article

Walk the Ridge Festival


Arrowhead Ridge-the tallest crest in Lake Arrowhead-will be open to the public in a mini-festival and open house hosted by San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust on Saturday July 20. Read article

Land Trust Acquires Coyote Rock Property


The San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust announces the purchase of approximately 150 acres of the Coyote Rock property adjacent to the National Children's Forest at Keller Peak and to the Rimwood area of Running Springs. Read article

Returning Land To The Forest


Jorris defines a land trust as "a nonprofit organization with the express purpose of protecting natural landscapes." Living as we do, he noted, in the most urbanized national forest in the U.S., it's critical to conserve "wildlife habitat, public recreation areas, and places that enrich and restore the human spirit- now and for future generations." ( Read article

Paying Homage To Their Own


San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust Named Organization of the Year by Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Read article

Nature Park on the Drawing Board


[Mountain News] The dreams of turning a portion of the failed Eagle Ridge development on Grass Valley Road into a nature park drew one step closer to fruition with the drawing up of a conceptual plan. Read article

Board Mulls Nature Park


[Mountain News] The 78 acres on Grass Valley Road the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust acquired in April 2011 are one step closer to becoming a wildland nature park. Read article

Thinning Slated for Eagle Ridge


Thinning Slated for Eagle Ridge Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:38 am One reason the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust entered into a conservation purchase of an 80-acre portion of the Eagle Ridge property in Lake Arrowhead was the outstanding vigor and beauty of the forest found on the property. Read article

Eagle Ridge Facelift Underway


Eagle Ridge Facelift Underway Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:12 am Ten volunteers, including officials of the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust, donned gloves and boots last Thursday at 8 a.m. to begin abating an eyesore along the old Eagle Ridge Estates property on Grass Valley Road in Lake Arrowhead Read article

A Solution Worth Pursuing


A Solution Worth Pursuing Thursday, April 21, 2011 A highly welcome pronouncement issued from the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust last week. Read article

Royal Rangers


ROYAL RANGERS Thursday, March 17, 2011 The Royal Rangers are to be commended for their sensitivity to the community's environmental and safety concerns. Eventually their piece of property which was sold to the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust will be part of our National Forest. How appropriate as the United Nations has declared this the International Year of the Forest Read article

Royal Rangers Land


ROYAL RANGERS LAND Thursday, March 10, 2011 The article about the Royal Rangers selling their land was welcome news. The article about the Royal Rangers selling their land was welcome news. Read article

Land Trust Buys Royal Rangers


Land Trust Buys Royal Rangers Property The nearly 11-year contentious battle over 50 acres of property along Highway 189 in Twin Peaks has come to an end with the property's acquisition by the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust. Read article

Right Solution, Wrong Source


Right Solution, Wrong Source Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:00 am Mercifully, the Royal Rangers saga has finally come to an end. After years of frustration, our community, which by a large margin opposed the development of a 50-acre adventure camp in Twin Peaks, at last got what it wanted. Read article

Enough Water For Eagle Ridge


Enough Water for Eagle Ridge? Thursday, March 9, 2006 During the March 3 Crestline-Lake Arrowhead Water Agency board of directors meeting, General Manager Roxanne Holmes told board members Eagle Ridge at Arrowhead developer Rob Roy had requested construction water for his project on Grass Valley Road. Holmes said when Roy applied to the county for his project in 1998, he listed Alpine Water District and/or CLAWA as water service providers for the project. However, she said, when she asked Roy why he didn't approach Alpine for the water, he told her he was told by Alpine officials they didn't have sufficient water. His property does lie within CLAWA's district boundaries. Read article

General Plan Focuses on Open Space


General Plan Focuses on Open Space Thursday, September 30, 2004 Members of the Mountain Community Plan Committee met on Monday night, Sept. 20 at the Twin Peaks Senior Center. Meeting organizer Bob Spoeneman had three speakers lined up to discuss a variety of land use issues. Read article

'Coordinated Front' Sought at Second Mountain Summit


'Coordinated Front' Sought at Second Mountain Summit Thursday, August 21, 2003 Ideas for developing healthy forests - especially those located in San Bernardino and Riverside counties - was the focus of a meeting on August 17 at the University of Redlands. This event, a follow-up to an earlier 'Mountain Summit' held in June, was attended by 175 participants. Read article

Mountain Summit: FOREST meeting Delivers More Questions Than Answers


Mountain Summit: FOREST meeting Delivers More Questions Than Answers Thursday, July 3, 2003 In a major meeting of the various public and government agencies tasked to provide and implement solutions for the devastation occuring in the local forests caused by bark beetle infestation, and exacerbated by a nearly five year long drought, a summit held at the University of Redlands last weekend in the Orton Conference Center attracted a concerned and outspoken crowd in search of answers to some long-asked questions. Read article

Mountain Splendor Photo Contest Announced


Mountain Splendor Photo Contest Announced Thursday, March 13, 2003 12:00 am A photography contest entitled Mountain Splendor is the focus of an interesting fundraiser for the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust. Open to all mountain residents and visitors of all ages, all entries must reflect the splendor of the great outdoors in the San Bernardino mountains. Read article

Land Trust Endeavors to Preserve Mountain Landscape


The San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the forest in the San Bernardino Mountains, had its inception in 1995 as an offshoot of the Deep Creek Open Space Coalition. developed. Read article

Land Trust To Ensure Local Forest Preservation


Do you like to hike on mountain trails or take walks in the woods? Do you enjoy driving around looking at the beautiful trees and forest landscapes, rippling creeks, lakes, and in the fall gazing across the hills with the red and gold leaves sprinkled among the pines? If you treasure mountain living then you need to know about the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust. Read article

Reforesting With Penny Pines


On behalf of reforestation efforts following the vast Willow Fire of 1999, the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust used the venerable Penny Pines Program to raise $1,000 to buy seedling trees for the burn area. Read article


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