"Thanks so much for the quick reply; this is very interesting and I figured knowledge about the Serrano tribe would not be as easy-to-find as other paleoclimate papers I tend to search for and read. The closest thing I'd found about occupation…"
"Regarding knowledge of local Serrano tribes and the use of Big Bear area in the past, we have basically three sources. We have ethnographic notes dating to 1918: J.P Harrington took a couple of Serrano Indians from San Manuel into the…"
I'm so glad you posted! There are some folks that I should invite to this page, I've been away for a while too. I knew it would go pretty slowly though, we don't get that many requests to do…"
Thought I'd check out this space again and post an update. I'm a UCLA grad student studying landscape change in the Big Bear Valley over the past 100,000 years. Most of the evidence we have is from a lake core we took at Baldwin…"
"Haven't even gotten around to introducing myself - and I guess I should since I'm on this group!
And I am interested in research on the SBNF, even if it wasn't something I did for a degree.
I'm employed as an archaeogist,…"
"Hi back, Gina,
You're not wrong. Mountain Heritage Associates did some archaeological surveys on the San Berdoo. I was project director. Some background here to clarify things: I was Forest Archaeologist (now called…"
"It came to me the other day that it would be a good idea to have some place for people wishing to do research on the SBNF to have a place too meet, and exchange info. What didn't actually come to mind was how to set up the group page, so…"
I was able to find our Group by looking under the "Groups" heading at the top of the page. Thank you.
I spent a little time exploring this web site, it's pretty nice.
Are you going to the Banff Film Festival…"
"The San Gorgonio Wilderness Association evolved out the Defenders of the Wilderness once the fate of the SG Wilderness was secure. They have both hikers and riders maintaining trails, helping vistors etc. They are great people - I know…"
You're not wrong. Mountain Heritage Associates did some archaeological surveys on the San Berdoo. I was project director. Some background here to clarify things: I was Forest Archaeologist (now called Heritage Resource Program Manager) on the Stan since the beginning of the Regional program for years. I have a doctorate in anthropology and geosciences from the U of Arizona. The geosciences part is a specialty in paleoecology/paleoclimatology. I could only claim the latter field when Jim, Chris and I formed MHA. The best I could do with paleoecology was try to introduce it to management, integrate it into prehistory, and write a section on the field in the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project report. It was difficult, however, to advocate the historical perspective in forest management in those days. I also worked with PSW Research Station in establishing Research Natural Areas in R5, including one on the San Berdoo, which was never completed. Your group sounds interesting but I've been retired from the forestry circus for 6 years, although I've helped out on stuff like the recent NRV project. My last research project was in Jordan, fer corn sake. So, I'm not sure how I could be of help to you. This isn't a refusal, just an uncertainty. I'm glad you're doing that, though.