Resource Management

Forest employee planting native species

This is the day-to-day management that Forest Service personnel undertake to utilize and protect the resources for current and future generations.

Here you will find information on fire management, hazardous fuels reduction, resource management, and more.

Schedule of Proposed Actions

Four times a year, the San Bernardino National Forest publishes a quarterly Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) which provides project information, status, and contacts.

San Bernardino National Forest Plan

The Forest Plan is available online as a series of tagged pdf files or you may order a copy on CD from the Forest Supervisor's Office.

Appeals & Objections

An appeal is a request to a higher authority for administrative review of a decision. An appellant is a person or organization filing a notice of appeal. Usually, all administrative processes established by the Secretary or required by law must be exhausted before a person may bring a court action associated with resource management decisions.

Objections are written documents submitted by an individual or organization seeking a pre-decisional administrative review of a proposed hazardous fuel reduction project authorized by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003.

Burned Area Emergency Response

While many wildfires cause little damage to the land and pose few threats to fish, wildlife and people downstream, some fires create situations that require special efforts to prevent further catastrophic damage after the fire. Loss of vegetation exposes soil to erosion; runoff may increase and cause flash flooding; sediments may move downstream and damage houses or fill reservoirs; and put endangered species and community water supplies may be at risk.

The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) program addresses these situations with the goal of protecting life, property, water quality, and deteriorated ecosystems from further damage after the fire is out. Concern for possible post-fire effects on fish, wildlife, archeological sites and endangered species is often a primary consideration in the development of a BAER plan.

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which can be found in Title 5 of the United States Code, section 552, was enacted in 1966 and provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information.

Mining and Prospecting

The San Bernardino National Forest has a long history of mining and prospecting with many continuing these activities today. Certain lands under the jurisdiction of the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management may be entered for prospecting, but sets of rules and regulations govern entry. More information about Mining and Prospecting

  • Invasive Species

    National Strategic Framework for Invasive Species Management PDF Cover

    What is an Invasive Plant Species? An "invasive species" is defined as a species that is non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration; and, whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

    1. Executive Order 13751 - Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species (2016)
    2. Executive Order 13112 - Invasive Species (1999)
    3. Executive Order 11987 - Exotic Organisms (1977)
  • Reforestation Strategy

    Reforestation Strategy PDF Cover

    The Forest Service has invested more than $100 million in reforestation this year – more than three times the investment in previous years – thanks to the Repairing Existing Public Land by Adding Necessary Trees (REPLANT) Act made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These historic investments will help mitigate the impacts of climate change, rebuild in the aftermath of devastating wildfires and strengthen America’s forestlands.

  • Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation

    Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation

    Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA) integrates information from across the federal government to help people consider their local exposure to climate-related hazards. People working in community organizations or for local, Tribal, state, or Federal governments can use the site to help them develop equitable climate resilience plans to protect people, property, and infrastructure. The site also points users to Federal grant funds for climate resilience projects, including those available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.


    Conserving 30 percent of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030 - 30x30 California. 30x30 Partnership Kick-Off The California Natural Resources Agency is hosting a 30x30 California Biodiversity EVENT on November 8th to jumpstart collaboration and community engagement around our 30x30 initiative.