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Mountain Yellow-legged Frog Gets a Jump Start in Survival

Adult mountain yellow-legged frog sitting on wet green vegetation

In 2016 the San Bernardino National Forest hosted the active release of hundreds of mountain yellow-legged frogs in two locations in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains. As part of an aggressive recovery effort for this once near extinct species, several agencies are working together to preserve natural and historic habitat and give the frogs a little boost in population recovery.

The Canyon Fire – A Midnight Success Story

Flames rise from the V-canyon floor and silhouette the trees

The San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) firefighters are highly skilled and dedicated to their jobs, crews and the communities they serve. This is a story about the firefighters doing their job and doing it well. While most of the large firefighting workforce on the SBNF aren’t named in this story, be assured, they are equally valued and accomplish the same results, nearly each time they respond to a fire call.

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Every Kid Outdoors Program and Pass

We are proud to help launch the Every Kid in a Park program, as part of President Obama’s commitment to ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy public lands.

Managing Wildfires

Successfully managing wildfires is a year-round job that requires action before they start, while they are burning, and after they are out.


Ecological Restoration: Pacific Southwest Region - An All Lands Approach

Ecological Restoration's goal is to retain and restore ecological resilience of the National Forest to achieve sustainable ecosystems.

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