|WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK - Fishy question
The Amargosa pupfish has a distinction among pupfish species in California. What is it?
(a) It is the largest
(b) It is the smallest
(c) It eats the widest variety of foods
(d) It is the most vegetarian
(e) It washes all of its food before eating it
(f) It has the largest teeth (See answer near the end of this issue of News.bytes.)
|WHERE IS THIS?
1. Owens Peak
2. Grass Valley
3. Nopah Range
Take your best guess and check your answer against other readers, in our interactive photo quiz:
|PHOTO ALBUM - Headwaters
Located in the mountainous north coast region of California, Headwaters Forest was acquired by the Secretary of Interior and the State of California on March 1, 1999, to preserve one of the last unprotected large stands of old-growth redwood forest. Unique ecological values of the forest include: a highly intact, functioning old-growth forest ecosystem that has very large old-growth redwood and Douglas-fir trees, a high diversity of plant species in the forest understory, nesting of threatened marbled murrelets and northern spotted owls, and important stream habitat for threatened coho and chinook salmon and steelhead trout.
|Related: "Headwaters Forest Reserve" (BLM California Web site, Arcata Field Office)
Links to environmental documents, planning information and more information related to BLM's management of the Headwaters Forest Reserve.
|BOOKSTORE FEATURE - "Scenic Driving in California"
"Discover the Magic and Beauty of California Byways. Drive through a land of awesome proportions. Uncover its human history, find its animals and birds, revel in its forests and deserts, splash in the surf and walk in the sands of its coastline. This book is perfect for planning day trips or weekend outings. It leads you to 24 of the Golden State's most eye-pleasing rides while detailing a spectacular assortment of natural wonders, scenic attractions, historic points of interest, and recreational opportunities."
|OUR READERS WRITE
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|MEET YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Northeast California Advisory Council member Terry Williams is a longtime resident of Modoc County with a long history of public service as a former member of the Modoc County Board of Supervisors. Mr. Williams is an avid outdoorsman and represents the dispersed recreation interests on the council supporting hunting, fishing and other outdoor pursuits. Read more in our weekly News.bytes feature:
|PROFILE: Craig Barnes
Craig Barnes comes to BLM from the Forest Service. But be assured, he does not wear green anymore. At least not that you can detect. Read more in our weekly News.bytes feature:
WILD HORSES AND BURROS
"Free Horse Gentling/Training Sessions Offered in Chowchilla" (BLM California news release, 04/14/2004)
"BLM will offer wild horses and burros for adoption in Grass Valley" (BLM California news release, 04/16/2004)
"Mustangs, burros seeking new homes" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 4/17/2004)
"Wild mustangs, burros find new homes" (North County Times, 04/17/2004)
"Klamath Falls, Oregon Wild horse and burro adoption and horse gentling" (BLM Oregon Web site)
MINERALS ON PUBLIC LANDS
"McKeon hopes to persuade Cemex" (Santa Clarita Signal, 04/16/2004)
"Turning gravel into cash" (Imperial Valley Press, 04/19/2004)
"Miners suffer under BLM rules" (Palo Verde Valley Online, 04/17/2004)
"Grant will extend Paradise fire break" (Chico Enterprise-Record, 04/17/2004)
"Clear brush to reduce fire danger, panel urges" (Sacramento Bee, 04/15/2004)
Related: "Fire Review Panel Faults Bureaucracy" (Los Angeles Times, 04/15/2004)
"Group keeps watch on OHVers" (Desert Trail, 04/15/2004)
"How do you spell OHV relief? Who knows?" (Hi-Desert Star, 04/17/2004)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Geothermal plan has activists boiling" (Redding Record-Searchlight, 04/20/2004)
"BLM Resource Advisory Council will meet in Redding" (BLM California news release, 04/15/2004)
"Desert reseeding poses challenges" (Victorville Daily Press, 04/18/2004)
"Army eyes smaller controlled burns" (Monterey County Herald, 04/16/2004)
"Take Pride in America celebrates one-year anniversary" (Department of Interior news release, 04/16/2004)
"County's 'bad lands' may have to reduce law enforcement" (Napa News, 04/16/2004)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK - ANSWER
Related: "California's plants and animals: Amargosa pupfish" (California Department of Fish and Game Web site)
04/22/2004 - Susanville Interagency Fire Center building dedication
04/22/2004 - Earth Day Celebration
04/24/2004 - Mother Nature Earth Jam!
04/24/2004 - Chowchilla wild horse and burro adoption
04/24/2004 - Cache Creek wildflower hike
04/29/2004 - Northeast California and Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Councils joint meeting
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