A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue date: 8/21/2003
This week in News.bytes:
- Day on the River 2003
- Wild Horse and Burro Program marks a "first"
- More on wild horses and burros
- Congressional subcommittee hearing on California desert battle:
- Testimony of Mike Pool
- Other public officials testify
- Profile of the Week
- Not for Educators Only:
- Wildlife Trivia of the Week: Fish eggs
- Photo Album: "Sunrises and Sunsets"
- Bookstore Feature: "Location and Patenting of Mining Claims and Mill Sites"
- Computer "worm" blocks News.bytes subscriptions
- Cemex/Soledad Canyon gravel mining
- Headlines and Highlights, including:
- Will dam flood San Joaquin River Gorge?
- Gearing up for $1 million robot race
- State crackdown nets $400 million in marijuana
- 6,000 Plants Pulled in Raid
- Repairs for Headwater's Elk River Trail
- Upcoming Congressional Hearings
- Selected Upcoming Events
ON THE RIVER 2003
The BLM Redding Field Office's annual Day on the River brought smiles to the faces of 56 northern California children and their families, as they enjoyed a raft trip on a tranquil section of the Trinity River near Lewiston, on Saturday, Aug. 16. The children, all undergoing treatment for serious medical problems or other disabilities were treated to the trip and a barbecue thanks to the efforts of more than 100 volunteers from government agencies, organizations and businesses. It was the fifth year for the event.
WILD HORSE AND BURRO "FIRST"
In a first for BLM California's Wild Horse and Burro adoption program, San Jose adopters took home yearling horses trained to halter by BLM wranglers from the Litchfield Corrals. Nine-year old Laura Lynn was the first to take home one of these specially-trained horses. Her dad, Mark, completed the adoption process for her. In all, 49 wild horses and burros found new homes with adoptive families.
Those attending also met other wild horse adopters and trainers, and got free horse training advice from horse adopter and trainer Phil West of Bishop.
See photos, and learn about more upcoming wild horse and burro events:
"BLM Will Hold Equine
Adoption Next Month" (Inyo Register, 08/12/2003)
CONGRESSIONAL SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON CALIFORNIA DESERT BATTLE
"Testimony of Mike Pool" (BLM California Web site)
BLM California Director Mike Pool testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands. The Oversight Hearing on Public Access in the California Desert Conversation District and the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area took place in southern California.
Testimony of Mike Pool:
Addendum to Testimony:
"Desert Land Battle Discussed" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 08/19/2003)
"Finding enough space in the California desert for endangered species, off-roaders and other activities is only going to get more difficult, the state's top leader for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management testified Monday."
"Postmus calls for evaluation of environmental protection measures" (Victorville Daily Press, 08/19/2003)
"Saying 'enough is enough,' First District Supervisor Bill Postmus on Monday called for a hard look at policies undertaken in the name of environmental protection during remarks made at field hearing by the Resources Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives."
"More off-road: Access to sand dunes urged at Hearing" (Imperial Valley Press, 08/19/2003)
"Congressman Bob Filner, D-Chula Vista, crashed the party after not being invited to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing here Monday where the discussion was dominated by supporters of increasing off-road vehicle access to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area."
"Supe to testify before House" (Inyo Register, 08/19/2003)
Inyo County supervisor was set to testify before the same Congressional Subcommittee hearing, that "county leaders say is a rare opportunity to express local land use concerns....While Inyo County has no connection with the Imperial Sand Dunes, it does have lands in the CDCA [California Desert Conservation Area], and access to those lands is currently in question with the [BLM's] Draft West Mojave Plan, making local testimony relevant."
Melissa Bristow is a community planner with the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, managed by BLM California.
TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK - "Fish
ALBUM: "Sunrises and Sunsets"
BLM-managed public lands offer excellent photo opportunities for spectacular sunrises and sunsets - from the coast, to the desert floor.
FEATURE: "Location and Patenting of Mining
Claims and Mill Sites"
Explains how to locate and patent mining claims in California. It shows locations, monuments and claim maps. This book is written by the Bureau of Land Management.
"Computer virus resources"
(CERT® Coordination Center Web pages)
"Sobig.F virus is pesky,
prolific" (Sacramento Bee, 8/21/2003)
"Agency to weigh fee
plan" (San Bernardino County Sun, 8/18/2003)
"BLM Reviews OHV Desert Recreation Fee Program" (BLM
California news release, 8/11/2003)
"Officials locate, seize, burn marijuana across county"
(Lodi News-Sentinel, 8/21/2003)
TRIVIA OF THE WEEK - ANSWER
08/27/2003 - Scoping meeting for Northeast California and Northwest Nevada land use plan
08/23/2003 - Field tour - Northeast California and Northwest Nevada land use planning
08/28/2003 - Scoping meeting for Northeast California and Northwest Nevada land use plan
08/26/2003 - South Yuba River planning meeting
09/03/2003 - Northwest California Advisory Council
09/09/2003 - South Yuba
River planning meeting
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