Banff Festival 2023

Migrating polar bears in Canada, rock climbing on the Yucatán Peninsula, kayaking above the Arctic Circle, and skiing in the Karakoram mountains of Pakistan are among the short films featured in the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour that returns to the Redlands Fox Event Center on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25.

Nouria Newman riding down a waterfall during a photo shoot in France on March 22, 2022. // Carl Zoch /

On Friday night, you’ll see “Wild Waters” – the still above shows Nouria Newman riding down a waterfall during a photo shoot in France on March 22, 2022. But that’s only one of the eight short films on Friday, and seven different films on Saturday.

Don’t miss out. Tickets are $30 each night. For $45 you get a year’s membership to SGWA plus one free ticket. Click here to buy tickets

Get Ready! 2023 Banff Film Festival

It’s time for the world famous Banff World Tour Film Festival! Join the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association at the Fox Event Center in Redlands on February 24th or 25th for an evening of spectacular short films showcasing outdoor adventure.

Tickets $30; or buy a $45 one year’s membership to SGWA and get one ticket free. Click here for ticket purchase.

November ’22 Newsletter

It was another year with a few challenges but our volunteers made all the difference. Read all about it! If you would rather download the newsletter in PDF format, you can find it here.


2022 SGWA Yearbook


It’s been a roller-coaster year in the Wilderness, with fires and floods. Nonetheless our volunteers donated over 14,000 hours – that’s a lot of work. We have some of the most amazing volunteers! Read about them and their accomplishments.

Take me to the Yearbook

Radford Fire

The Radford fire started September 5 and according to Inciweb, is currently burning north of Hwy 38 in the Barton Flats area. Hwy 38 is once again closed and the San Bernardino Sheriffs Department has issued evacuation orders for the area between Glass Road and South Fork River Road.

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SGWA September Newsletter

Sadly we had to cancel the Forest Festival, but there was plenty happening nonetheless. Read all about it in the September newsletter. If you would like to download the PDF, click this link.


SR38 Fully Open for Labor Day Weekend

State Route 38 will reopen in both directions for normal traffic as of 5 pm on August 31. Beginning September 7, repairs will continue with one-way flagging operations.

Road Closures

Due to recent flash flooding Hwy 38 is closed from Angelus Oaks to Jenks Lake Road. We will post when the road is open. Due to the uncertainty of how long the road is closed SGWA has canceled this years Forest Festival.

August 6 talk cancelled

Our apologies but we had to cancel the August 6 Ranger Talk. We’ll post the subject for the next talk in a couple days. And stay tuned for news about the Forest Festival on August 20.

July 30 Ranger Talk – Batty about Bats!