A publication of
Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 111 - 6/4/2003
This week in News.bytes:
- Photo Album - "Equestrian Trails"
- National Trails Day - and more trails
- Wildlife Trivia Question of the Week: Something a little different
- Imperial Sand Dunes - controversy
- Desert tortoise decline
- Off-road recreation
- Wildfire season
- Marijuana raids
- Headlines and Highlights, including:
- Preserving wilderness at Tejon Ranch
- Department of Interior fills volunteer plan post
- Upcoming Congressional Hearings relevant to BLM California
- Selected Upcoming Events, including:
- Northeast California Advisory Council
- Folsom wild horse and burro adoption
- Monument meeting
Also see this issue of News.bytes online at:
ALBUM - "Equestrian Trails"
Western settlers explored much of America on horseback. Today, many of our public lands can still be explored on the back of a horse for a unique natural adventure. For detailed, up-to-date information on a particular area or trail, please contact the appropriate BLM field office.
"Needles - National Trails Day hike" (BLM California news
"Trails - BLM California"
COMMENT ON LAST WEEK'S WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION
"Our Opinion: Ramping
up" (Imperial Valley Press, 05/28/2003)
grounded due to concerns about safety" (Riverside Press-Enterprise,
"Stuck car revs up
450-acre brush fire" (Antelope Valley Press, 6/3/2003)
pot garden raided" (Chico Record-Enterprise, 05/30/2003)
"Students visit wetland-renewal
project at dry lake" (San Bernardino County Sun, 6/3/2003)
"Denverite to take
Interior Dept. post" (Denver Post, 05/30/2003)
ANSWERS TO WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: "Unscramble these letters"
(2) I A L A E R = AERIAL (mammals that fly)
(3) B A R R A E L O = ARBOREAL (mammals that climb)
(4) C Q A I T A U = AQUATIC (mammals that are adapted for living in or near water)
(5) O R R L C A U I S = CURSORIAL (mammals that are highly adapted to running)
(6) F L I S O O S A R = FOSSORIAL (mammals that burrow, dig, or tunnel into the ground) and...
...speaking of "arboreal" ... the only true flying mammal is the bat. Bats are also the subject of a number of myths: they are not blind, and they do not become entangled in human hair. Visit the BLM California Wildlife Database to learn more about bats that appear on California public lands - this link will take you to a page on the Hoary bat.
(Note: the Wildlife Database is hosted on the Department of Interior's secure Web server - see note under "Selected Upcoming Events" below)
SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS
(Note: the Upcoming Events database is on a secure Web server, and your browser may state "You are about to view pages over a secure connection" and ask you to "Trust a Security Certificate" from the Department of Interior that hosts this site. To view the pages, you must select "Yes" or "OK" for both questions.)
06/05/2003 - Northeast California Advisory Council
06/07/2003 - Needles - National Trails Day hike
06/07/2003 - Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee meeting
06/14/2003 - Folsom wild horse and burro adoption
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