Big Bear Discovery Center

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Big Bear Discovery Center
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Big Bear Discovery Center Logo
Agency overview
Formed 1998
Preceding Agency Bureau of Forestry
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin, California 92333, Phone (909) 382-2790
Annual budget $1,986,374 (FY08) for all of San Bernardino National Forest Association
Parent agency United States Department of Agriculture
Website National Forest Association
San Bernardino National Forest
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of San Bernardino National Forest
Map showing the location of San Bernardino National Forest
Map of the United States
Location San Bernardino / Riverside counties, California, USA
Nearest city San Bernardino, California
Coordinates 34°15′48″N 116°54′20″W / 34.26333°N 116.90556°W / 34.26333; -116.90556Coordinates: 34°15′48″N 116°54′20″W / 34.26333°N 116.90556°W / 34.26333; -116.90556
Area 823,816 acres (333,387 ha)[1]
Established 1907 (1907)
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
Big Bear Discovery Center sign
Forest near Fawnskin.
United States Forest Service
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Logo of the United States Forest Service, co-manager of the Big Bear Discovery Center
Agency overview
Formed February 1, 1905
Preceding Agency Bureau of Forestry
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Sidney R. Yates Building
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C.
Employees 28,330 Permanent
4,488 Seasonal (FY08)
Annual budget $5.806 billion (FY08)
Minister responsible Harris Sherman, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment
Agency executives Thomas Tidwell, Chief of the United States Forest Service
Hank Kashdan, Associate Chief
Parent agency United States Department of Agriculture
Website fs.fed.us

Big Bear Discovery Center is run by the San Bernardino National Forest Association and the United States Forest Service. The Discovery Center is an information center and educational facility about the San Bernardino National Forest. It is in the Big Bear Valley, on the North side of Big Bear Lake. The Center's stated goals are to: Help visitors be responsible visitors, be caretakers of a national forest, and help visitors enjoy and be more knowledgeable of San Bernardino National Forest. There is no entrance fee to the center. The center is located at: 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin, California 92333 The center offers: National Forest Adventure Pass, Hiking & Biking Maps, Camping Information, Maps of Forest Roads & Off-road vehicle Adventures, Forest Service Permits, Naturalist-led Tours and Interpretive Programs, Environmental Education School, snack Café and a gift shop. The San Bernardino National Forest Association is a non-profit organization. North of the center is the Pacific Crest Trail. San Bernardino National Forest Association headquarters is located at 602 S. Tippcanoe Ave., San Bernardino, California 92408.

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  1. ^ "Land Areas of the National Forest System". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 

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