Castle Rock Fuels
U.S. Forest Service, San
Bernardino National Forest
It was announced Friday December
4th, that the Mountaintop Ranger District will be using helicopters as
part of the Castle Rock Fuels Reduction project in the South Big Bear Lake.
Helicopters will be removing trees and slash in areas inaccessible by
conventional tree removal methods and fly the logs to a staging point or
The Helicopter Project work will begin on December 7,
and is expected to be completed by December 11, 2015, weather and
conditions permitting. In the project area, helicopters will be
operating next to the Castle Rock Trail.
During this portion of the Castle Rock Fuels Reduction
project, the Castle Rock trail may have delays for hikers during this time. If
you have questions on alternative hiking and recreational opportunities, please
contact the Big Bear Discovery Center at 909-382-2790.
While this type of logging is very interesting for the
public to observe, it could be dangerous to be in the area around the operation
site, so the public is cautioned and asked to view from a safe, distant vantage
For more information
on continuing and planned fuels
reduction products, visit
us on-line at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/sbnf/landmanagement/projects