A publication of
Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue date: 5/23/02
This week in News.bytes:
- NORTHERN CALIFORNIA UPDATE, including:
--- Wild horses and burros available
--- Addressing concerns over endangered species
--- Headwaters tours, with reservations
- VISIT US: North California Coast
- NEW WEB PAGES: Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
- PHOTO DATABASE FEATURE: California Coastal National Monument ceremony
- WILDFIRE SEASON 2002 MAY BE ROUGH
- WEED OF THE WEEK - Yellow Starthistle
--- and more on last week's Weed of the Week
- TRANSIT MIXED : Latest news
- OTHER MINING ISSUES, including:
--- Redding gravel miner seeks land trade with BLM
--- Oregon-California area reopening to prospectors
- NOT FOR EDUCATORS ONLY: The Desert Tortoise - Do's and Don'ts
- BOOKSTORE FEATURE: TOPO! San Francisco Bay Area on CD ROM
- HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS, including:
--- National award for several BLM California volunteers
--- Model trail system in Poway started with BLM land
--- Concern over Cadiz water project
--- Wilderness issues
- SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS
NEW BLM CALIFORNIA WEB PAGES: Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
Former Coast Guard station -- source of community pride for 125 years -- has always been closed to the public. BLM and California State Parks will collaborate to ready the site for public visits, while protecting its historical resources.
Part of the effort to increase public access is this new Web site hosted by BLM California and a companion site hosted by state parks' Hearst Castle. A dedication ceremony will take place Saturday, May 25.
DATABASE FEATURE: BLM and partners dedicate
California Coastal National Monument
See photos -- from our online photo database -- of the celebration held recently at
Monterey Bay Aquarium.
"BLM AND PARTNERS DEDICATE CALIFORNIA COASTAL NATIONAL MONUMENT"
(BLM California news release, 5/11/02)http://www.ca.blm.gov/news/2002/05/nr/CCNMnews01_dedication_event.html
Related: "OFF-SHORE ROCKS GET NEW PROTECTIONS" (San Luis Obispo Tribune, 5/18/02)
A short newspaper article on the coastal monument.http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/living/3291184.htm
Related: "CALIFORNIA COASTAL NATIONAL MONUMENT" (BLM California Web site)
"FIRE SEASON 2002 COULD
BE A ROUGH ONE" (Bakersfield Channel, 05/15/2002)
OF THE WEEK - Yellow starthistle
Native to southern Europe. Invades various soil types on waste areas, roadsides, pastures and dry rangelands. Toxic to horses as it causes "chewing disease." Once a plant invades a site it may sit without increasing for several years. It becomes genetically adapted to that site and then the population explodes; it spreads rapidly.
It becomes genetically adapted to that site and then the population explodes; it spreads rapidly.
"STATE DEALS CEMEX
A SETBACK" (The Signal, Santa Clarita, 05/23/2002)
FOR EDUCATORS ONLY: The Desert Tortoise - Do's and Don'ts
"CRITICS RAISING CONCERNS
ABOUT CADIZ WATER PROJECT" (Los Angeles Times, 05/19/2002)
"BLM NAMES NEW MEMBERS
OF MANAGEMENT TEAM" (BLM National news release, 5/23/02)
"LOCAL BUREAU OF LAND
MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS AMONG NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS" (BLM California
news release, 05/17/2002)
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