TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Fishy and fishier fisher
What does the tule perch (a fish) have in common with the pacific fisher (a mammal)?
(a) "Delayed fertilization"
(b) "Diurnal hibernation"
(c) "Antisocial behavior"
(d) "Riparian desiccation"
(e) "Rampant cannibalism"
(f) "Delayed gratification"
Pacific fisher photo taken by Trail Master camera set up by Dan Weinberg (BLM), edited by Andrew Suppiger (BLM).
--->See answer near the end of this issue of News.bytes.
ALBUM: Fort Ord
Related: "Fort Ord public lands"
"Hiker ignites fire"
(Riverside Press-Enterprise, 05/14/2004)
"8 grounded tankers will get second look" (Associated Press in San Bernardino County Sun, 5/18/2004)
"Boeing 747 Supertanker
planned for wildfire drops" (Barstow Desert Dispatch, 05/18/2004)
WILD HORSES AND BURROS
"47 find homes in wild
horse and burro adoption event" (News.bytes extra, 5/18/2004)
Related: "Equine Connection" (The Union, 05/15/2004)
"BLM will offer horses and burros for adoption in Chico" (BLM California news release, 5/19/2004)
"BLM plans public meetings on wild horse gathering" (BLM California news release, 5/18/2004)
"Wild horses' fate
up in air" (Los Angeles Times, 05/16/2004)
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PLANNING PUBLIC LAND USES
"NEMO Proposed Routes
of Travel Plan Available to Public" (BLM California news release,
"Trails reopened in King Range National Conservation Area" (BLM California news release, 5/18/2004)
horned lizard protection plan updated" (Imperial Valley Press,
"Gun deal shot down" (Redding Record Searchlight, 5/19/2004)
"Carrizo Plain National
Monument Advisory Committee to meet" (BLM California news release,
Related: "Environmentalists woo Latinos" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 5/17/2004)
Related: "Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument" (BLM California Web site)
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HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"On lands peopled by
spirits" (Los Angeles Times, 05/18/2004)
"BLM's Redding chief
optimistic" (Redding Record-Searchlight, 05/14/2004)
"BLM announces date
changed for 'Day on the River'" (BLM California news release,
"New BLM leader named"
(Barstow Desert Dispatch, 05/15/2004)
Current job openings - BLM
"Toxic pot plot underscores
growing problem" (Eureka Times-Standard, 5/18/2004)
Related: "Agents uproot garden of pot" (Union Democrat, 5/18/2004)
(Government Computer News, 05/17/2004)
TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Related: "Tule Perch - Hysterocarpus
traski (Gibbons)" (Berkeley Digital Library Project):
plants and animals: Russian River tule perch" (California Department
of Fish and Game Web site):
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05/19/2004 - Santa Ana
River Wash public meeting
05/22/2004 - Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee meeting
Carrizo Plain National Monument
05/28/2004 - Geology &
Mining History Field Trip
06/04/2004 - Central California
Advisory Council meeting
06/05/2004 - Santa Rosa
and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee meeting
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