A publication of
Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 117 - 7/16/2003
This week in News.bytes:
- Desert survival:
- Stranded teen dies in OHV area
- Desert safety information
- Photo Album - "Coastal critters"
- Coast-related: Trail, National Monument, sites
- Bookstore Feature: Gold Panners Manual
- West Mojave Plan
- National/Department of Interior News, including:
- Secretary Norton: $70 million in grants for endangered species
- Senate approves $314 million in emergency wildfire funds
- Gains predicted against Western fires
- New land appraisal team
- Headlines and Highlights, including:
- More than 100 "orphan" oil wells closed
- State joins city in Cemex gravel fight
- Wild horses and burros: Thousand Oaks
- Off-roaders facing new noise limits
- Mining area deal sought
- Selected Upcoming Events, including:
- Draft West Mojave Plan public meetings
- Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument meeting
- Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo and Show
- Northwest California Advisory Council
"They want a single trail from Oregon to Baja; Trekkers stump California
coast to promote access for all" (San Francisco Chronicle, 07/16/2003)
"It's a lot of steps for a bunch of 50- and 60-year-olds, but that hasn't deterred a small band of hikers from walking 1,134 miles this summer to call attention to a spectacular public work: a continuous hiking trail along the California coast." Proposed trail is 60 percent complete, but has no access across some private lands. BLM is working with others to gain public access across one such section: the Stornetta Brothers Coastal Ranch in Mendocino County.
Related: "California Coastal National Monument" (BLM California Web site)
Related: "Samoa Dunes Recreation Area" (BLM California Web site)
One of several BLM-managed coastal recreation sites in northern California, Samoa Dunes Recreation Area was designated several years ago as one of the state's "Watchable Wildlife Sites".
BOOKSTORE FEATURE: "Gold Panners Manual"
"This book covers gold throughout the ages, some facts about gold, how to locate placer gold, the ABC's of gold panning, how to recover fine gold, and the equipment needed and used."
"Inland species get protection" (Riverside Press-Enterprise,
"State joins Santa
Clarita in fighting mine" (Los Angeles Daily News, 7/16/2003)
"Wild Horses and Burros
Seek New Homes at Thousand Oaks" (BLM California news release,
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.)
07/17/2003 - Northwest California Advisory Council
07/17/2003 - Draft West Mojave Plan public meeting
07/18/2003 - Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo and Show
07/22/2003 - Draft West Mojave Plan public meeting
07/23/2003 - Draft West Mojave Plan public meeting
07/24/2003 - Draft West Mojave Plan public meeting
07/30/2003 - Draft West Mojave Plan public meeting
08/02/2003 - Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee meeting
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