PARTIAL DUNES BAN
"Judge Reinstates Off-Roader
Ban in Dunes Area" (Los Angeles Times, 10/09/2003)
"BLM's plan to open
dunes held up" (Yuma Sun, 10/09/2003)
"Restrictions on dunes
will stay in force" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 10/11/2003)
NOT FOR EDUCATORS ONLY
TRIVIA OF THE WEEK: Sturgeon lifetime
QUIZ: "WHERE IS THIS?"
Learn about desert wildlife or coastal animals on short, self-guided nature trails -- or tackle the grueling Pacific Crest trail. You'll find both types of trails on public lands that BLM manages in California.
Between these extremes, you can find dozens of one-day adventures, from badlands to lush sloughs. Along the way, take plenty of pictures but leave only footprints (and leave no trace) as you visit some of California's most remote but rewarding scenery.
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Don Klusman
Northwest California Resource Advisory Council chairperson Don Klusman is a natural resources consultant and is the off-highway vehicle recreation representative on the council. He has worked on several national forest and BLM management plans and is currently working on another with a two-state BLM subcommittee. Learn more at:
COUNCIL TOURS, PLANS FOR SOUTH SPIT
Reserve proposed Resource Management Plan available" (BLM California
news release, 10/8/2003)
Tim Carroll is one of the first resource area geologists in the BLM. He has been at it for 29 years, and wears several hats. One change over the years: "We are more focused on abandoned mines and physical safety concerns of those abandoned mines." Read more in our profile:
FEATURE OF THE WEEK: "California Coastal Access Guide"
"Up-to-date information on scenic and recreational facilities of the California coast. A very useful guide for beachgoers, hikers, campers, swimmers, divers, wheelchair users, joggers, and boaters. Detailing where to go, how to get there, what facilities and type of environment to expect."
"Study: Ravens a threat
to desert tortoises" (Victorville Daily Press, 10/14/2003)
"Draft habitat report
hits another snag" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 10/15/2003)
"Funding problems threaten
marsh; Harper Dry Lake nearly goes dry again" (Barstow Desert
WILD HORSES AND BURROS
love not mere horseplay; Bishop man teaches new owners how to gentle,
bond with formerly wild animals" (Ventura County Star, 10/11/2003)
"Wild horses and burros
up for adoption in Tulare" (BLM California news release, 10/14/2003)
Also see "Selected Upcoming Events" below for upcoming adoption.
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NEWS
"Issues of Interest:
Mill site location and patenting" (Department of the Interior
Web site, 10/10/03)
"Interior Department Corrects Erroneous Mill Site Interpretation"
(Department of the Interior news release, 10/10/03)
"Interior Dept. overturns mining decision" (Associated Press,
in ABC News, 10/10/2003)
"Mining change praised, panned" (Las Vegas Sun, 10/13/2003)
"Interior site gets
new look" (Federal Computer Week, 10/09/2003)
"GUEST OPINION: Bush
Faces Hostile Environment; His record has been distorted. From air and
water pollution to forests and wildlife, things are getting better."
(Los Angeles Times, 10/14/2003)
"Oct. is 'Motor Touring
Month'" (Inyo Register, 10/2/2003)
"Motor Touring in the Eastern Sierra including Death Valley"
(BLM California Web site)
"Eastern Sierra bouldering management" (BLM California issue
Theater Hearst Castle"
"Piedras Blancas Light Station - News" (BLM California Web
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.)
10/25/2003 - Needles Public Lands Day River Clean-up
10/25/2003 - 3rd annual "Celebrate the Monument"
10/25/2003 - Descanso wild horse and burro adoption
11/03/2003 - Wind energy development scoping meeting
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