- Wind energy meetings
start in Sacramento
- Wildfire: California and national news
- Photo Album: "Firefighting aircraft"
- Not for Educators Only:
- Wildlife Trivia of the Week: Redeye special
- Where is this? (photo quiz)
- Meet your advisory council members: Jack Hanson
- Profile: Cliff VanCott
- Bookstore Feature: "Guidelines for appraisal of market value for solid mineral interests"
-National and/or Department of Interior news
- Public land use and abuse
- Congressional testimony: "Trail Responsibility and Accountability for the Improvement of Lands Act of 2003"
- Wild horse issues
- BLM chief chides agency's bureaucrats
- ...and more
- Headlines and Highlights:
- BLM ranger shot at
- Fort Ord burn controversy
- Yuma dunes enthusiast on committee to advise BLM
- National monument plan
- ...and more
"Sacramento is first
public meeting site for wind energy development in the West"
(BLM California media advisory, 10/27/2003)
Federal Register Notice:
"Wind Energy Development
Programmatic EIS Information Center" (Web site)
Crews Assisting With South State Fires" (BLM California news
"Arson suspected in
most of 10 fires; 2 men set Old Fire, witnesses say" (San Francisco
impede use of military aircraft to fight fires" (San Diego Union-Tribune,
"Federal agencies take
new look at controlling wildfire costs" (Associated Press, in
San Francisco Chronicle, 10/29/03)
"Lawmakers OK $3 billion
for wildfire prevention" (Associated Press, in Sacramento Bee,
(Los Angeles Times, 10/28/03)
"National fire news
- Wildland fire update" (National Interagency Fire Center)
Late-breaking fire updates
with many details on the front pages of many southern California newspapers,
"King Range roads,
trails re-opened after fire" (BLM California news release, 10/28/2003)
"Our opinion: A burning
issue" (Barstow Desert Dispatch, 10/26/2003)
suspicious over Bush's Healthy Forest plan" (Knight Ridder Newspapers,
in State College, PA CentreDaily, 10/28/2003)
ALBUM: Firefighting aircraft
One important component of successful wildfire-fighting operations are aircraft. See photos of some of them in action, in this week's News.bytes/BLM California Photo Album feature:
|As might be expected
in a large family, the Redeye bass holds a special place in the sunfish
family (also known as Centrarchidae). What is this special place?
(d) Most social
(e) Tastes best
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Jack Hanson
He doesn't have the short haircut anymore but he still takes care of the fleet. Only now, it's the 27 vehicle fleet of government vehicles in the Arcata Field Office. Learn more about Cliff VanCott, Administrative Technician in BLM's Arcata Field Office, at:
FEATURE: "Guidelines for the appraisal of market value (MV)
for solid mineral interests"
(Published by the Bureau of Land Management) "Appraisals for minerals under concern with the Federal Government almost always fall into one of five categories. These are: Mineral Material Sales, Mineral Trespass, Mineral Conveyance, Condemnation and Taking, and Exchanges. This publication discusses the techniques necessary to make a mineral appraisal in each of the five categories."
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR NEWS
"Rural roads compromise
killed" (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/29/2003)
"BLM studying whether
to market West wild horses on East Coast" (Associated Press,
in San Francisco Chronicle, 10/27/2003)
"Horse (Non) Sense - Let's get practical about the 'spirit of wildness.'
" (Field and Stream, November 2003)
"BLM chief chides agency's
bureaucrats, calls for more accountability" (Associated Press,
in San Francisco Chronicle, 10/22/2003)
"Managing fun, nature"
(Riverside Press-Enterprise, 10/24/2003)
"Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Plan Released"
(BLM California news release, 10/23/2003)
"BLM Ranger fired upon
near Chinese Camp" (Modesto Bee, 10/28/2003)
"1 held in Lode shooting incident" (Modesto Bee, 10/29/2003)
"Army burning debate
persists" (Monterey Herald, 10/28/2003)
"Fort Ord burn new challenge for company" (Monterey Herald,
"Yuma enthusiast serving
on committee to advise BLM on sand dunes" (Yuma Sun, 10/24/2003)
Answer: (b) Smallest.
The Redeye bass is the smallest of the sunfish family, reaching a maximum length of one foot. Learn more about the Redeye bass in our BLM California online wildlife database - including how their "dads" help the survival rate of the young. (Note: the Wildlife Database is hosted on the Department of Interior's secure Web server - see note under "Selected Upcoming Events" below.)
(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.)
11/03/2003 - Wind energy
development scoping meeting
11/17/2003 - Joint Ventures - Partnership in Stewardship Conference
11/18/2003 - Joint Ventures - Partnership in Stewardship Conference
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