Pheasant season gets off to a blast with junior shooters" (Redding
"Bear alert!" (BLM California, Arcata Field Office Web site)
In our online bookstore: "Bear Aware"
WILD HORSES AND BURROS: CALIFORNIA ADOPTION
"Wild horses, burros
easy sell; Deputy demonstrates how to gain mustangs' trust at Tulare auction"
(Fresno Bee, 11/09/2003)
finds new homes for 69 of 80 wild horses and burros" (BLM News.bytes
WILD HORSES AND BURROS: ADOPTIONS MAY BE SUSPENDED?
"BLM considering suspending
wild horse adoption program" (Associated Press in Las Vegas Sun,
"End BLM horse adoption"
(Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/06/2003)
lessons of wildfires" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 11/06/2003)
of fires is next up" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 11/09/2003)
"Controlled burns urged
for forest" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 11/10/2003)
(San Diego Union-Tribune, 11/08/2003)
"Careful steps to cut
fire risk" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 11/08/2003)
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: Less fire danger, now prevention
"BLM lifts fire restrictions
on lands managed by Ukiah area office" (BLM California news release,
"BLM lifts fire restrictions
on lands managed by Arcata Field office" (BLM California news
end today on public lands" (Porterville Recorder, 11/10/2003)
"BLM plans pile burning
projects - Shasta and Trinity counties" (BLM California news
"BLM Surprise Field
Office plans winter and fall burning projects" (BLM California
news release, 11/12/2003)
"Rains may drench fire
season" (Redding Record-Searchlight, 11/06/2003)
FIRE ISSUES - Central Coast
"Army holds public
meeting today to discuss burn" (Monterey County Herald, 11/13/2003)
hamper local fire-prevention efforts" (Santa Cruz Sentinel, 11/09/2003)
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Diane Beck
The Hallstrom twins
Stace and Traci Hallstrom are Public Contact Representatives in BLM's Redding Field Office. They immediately put you at ease with a friendly, warm greeting. Each is determined to provide customer satisfaction. "We want a person to leave with some information, not empty handed," says Stace. The same enthusiasm is echoed by her twin, Traci Hallstrom. "We want to lift spirits and make it fun in the office."
SANTA CLARITA GRAVEL MINE
"McKeon: Cemex Bill
Due Next Week" (The Signal, 11/12/2003)
"Compromise aired for
mining project" (Antelope Valley Press, 11/12/2003)
"Stopping Transit Mixed:
Washington leaders need to board McKeons train" (The Santa
Clarita Signal, 11/12/2003)
"Board mulls settlement"
(Los Angeles Daily News, 11/04/2003)
On lands managed by BLM in California, approximately 137 areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) encompass 1.42 million acres. ACECs are administratively designated to protect important historical, cultural, scenic and natural places.
"Public lands make
West fertile ground for wind power" (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/10/2003)
"U.S. to review Mexicali power plants, lines" (San Diego
OIL AND GAS NEWS
"Oil and gas meeting
in Bakersfield" (BLM California extra, 11/13/03)
"Federal officials push toward oil field transfer" (Bakersfield
"BLM Asks for Oil Industry
Interests for the next Lease Sale" (BLM California news release,
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NEWS
"Interior changes appraisal
process to avoid political pressure" (Associated Press, in San
Francisco Chronicle, 11/12/2003)
"Norton finalizes real estate appraisal reform" (Department
of the Interior news release, 11/12/2003)
"Bush takes quiet aim
at 'green' laws" (Christian Science Monitor, 11/07/2003)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"FBI probing accusations
filed against BLM ranger" (Imperial Valley Press, 11/10/2003)
NOTE: An investigation
of the allegation is underway.
"BLM recovers fee machine"
(Yuma Sun, 11/06/2003)
bikers team with national group on Headwaters plan protest" (Eureka
team selection polarizes dunes issues" (Imperial Valley Press,
"Defense bill won't
(Barstow Desert Dispatch, 11/13/2003)
TRIVIA OF THE WEEK - ANSWER
"About how many species of amphibians are there in the world?"
(c) 5,000. Actually, 4,950 have been identified. Of the field offices that participated in our online wildlife database, BLM has identified 42 species that appear on BLM-managed lands in California.
Learn more about the California newt - an amphibian commonly seen in the Sierra foothills and along the coast of California - in our BLM California online wildlife database. For example: they carry a colorful warning sign! (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.)
11/17-18/2003 - Joint Ventures
- Partnership in Stewardship Conference
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