A publication of
Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 116 - 7/9/03
This week in News.bytes:
- Photo Album: "Law Enforcement Rangers"
- Desert land use plans challenged:
- West Mojave Plan
- Imperial Sand Dunes
- Bookstore Feature: "Finding Gold in the Desert"
- Mining on public lands
- BLM Advisory Councils
- Wildfire danger
- National/Department of Interior news
- Headlines and Highlights, including:
- South Spit dedication, photos
- Weekend driver: The wilderness way
- BLM's Desert Advisory Council appointments
- Selected Upcoming Events, including:
- Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo and Show
- Draft West Mojave Plan public meetings
ALBUM - "Law Enforcement Rangers"
The history of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ranger goes back only a few decades. During this time the use of the public lands has skyrocketed. The need for law enforcement continues to grow as rangers strive to "Protect the Public and their Public Land Resources."
Related: "Law enforcement rangers - Needles Field Office" (BLM California Web site)
Related: "BLM rangers - Barstow Field Office" (BLM California Web site)
Related: "Law Enforcement issues - El Centro Field Office" (BLM California Web site)
El Centro Field Office area includes the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation area, a recreation area popular with off-road vehicle enthusiasts from all over Southern California.
Related: "Wrightwood man survives 3-month training course" (Victorville Daily Press, 07/08/2003)
New BLM ranger for Barstow Field Office recounts three-month natural resource police training course at the federal training center in Glynco, Ga. His assignment includes El Mirage Dry Lake Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.
FEATURE: "Finding Gold in the Desert"
From the book's description: "Almost everyone at least dreams about finding gold. This book tells you how you can make that dream a reality, without a great investment in time or money. Newly revised edition included plans to build a drywasher." Plan ahead now for fall and winter, when the California desert's dangerous summer heat subsides.
Kern County blaze" (Associated Press in the Sacramento Bee, 7/8/2003)
"Fire restrictions go into effect for Kern County" (BLM
California news release, 7/7/03)
"Suspicious blazes under investigation" (Bakersfield Californian,
"A-3 fire burns three
homes near Standish" (BLM California news release, 7/3/2003)
"White House seeks
$1.9 billion more in disaster relief" (Associated Press, in Sacramento
"BLM and Forest Service
seek public input on Stewardship Contracting,
(Washington Post, 07/03/2003)
"Bouldering on the Tableland - Bishop, California" (BLM
California Web site)
"Weekend driver: The
wilderness way" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 07/05/2003)
"Judge OKs Mexican
electricity shipments" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 7/9/2003)
"U.S. judge refuses to halt Mexican electricity imports"
(Associated Press, in Sacramento Bee, 7/8/2003)
"Maturango may help
care for historic sites" (Ridgecrest News Review, 7/9/2003)
opens" (Federal Computer Week, 07/01/2003)
"No shortage of challenges
for bowmen" (Lake County Record-Bee, 7/9/2003)