Tule elk usually gather in two herds that remain close together. How are these herds made up?
Note: The "Photo Album" feature will not appear in this week's News.bytes, while a computer is being upgraded. We expect it to return next week.
OUR READERS WRITE
"BLM Announces National Volunteer Award Winners who are 'Making a Difference' on public lands" (BLM California news release, 06/01/2004)
Related: "Profiles of BLM's 2004 "Making a Difference" national volunteer award winners" (BLM national Web site)
George Baland, a volunteer with BLM’s Ridgecrest Field Office in California, assembled a cadre of more than 200 volunteers to restore the Siebert Mine site, which contains three historic structures, hiking trails, and primitive campsites. He also conducted public outreach campaigns and a comprehensive volunteer training program.
"Volunteer work day - Red Hills" (BLM News.bytes Extra, 6/2/2004)
Related: "Red Hills Area of Critical Environmental Concern" (BLM California Web site)
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY
"Take a hike: Americans urged to get off their expanding backsides on National Trails Day" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 05/29/2004)
Also see June 5 National Trails Day events under "Selected Upcoming Events" below.
|MEET YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Todd Swickard
Todd Swickard operates a ranching and hay growing operation in Lassen County and represents federal grazing permittees on the Northeast California Resource Advisory Council. Read more in our weekly News.bytes feature:
PROFILE: Murl Shaver
Related: "Maggie McShan's column" (Needles Desert Star, 5/12/2004)
"Are we loving our tide pools to death?" (San Luis Obispo Tribune, 05/30/2004)
"Coming out of his shell" (Bakersfield Californian, 06/02/2004)
Related: "The Desert Tortoise" (BLM California Web page)
BOOKSTORE FEATURE: "Bats: Shadows in the Night"
"Feds boost fire air force" (San Bernardino County Sun, 6/2/2004)
"Air tankers could return" (Redding Record Searchlight, 6/3/2004)
"Agency says some air tankers could be back in the air this summer" (Associated Press in San Francisco Chronicle, 06/02/2004)
"Firefighting federal agencies contract for 100 new aircraft" (Associated Press in San Diego Union-Tribune, 06/01/2004)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
Current job openings - BLM California
"BLM penalizes rancher" (Barstow Desert Dispatch, 06/01/2004)
"U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determines Peirson's milk-vetch should remain protected" (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service news release, 6/3/2004)
"South Yuba River Planning Meeting to feature recreation" (BLM California news release, 6/3/2004)
"Editorial: BLM's gun-range decision delayed beyond all reason" (Redding Record Searchlight, 5/23/2004)
"Equestrian environment? Some say removal of Anza-Borrego's wild horses is a mistake" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 05/29/2004)
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR ITEMS
"Norton applauds President Bush's recess appointment of Sue Ellen Wooldridge as Solicitor" (Department of the Interior news release, 06/01/2004)
"Department of Interior Conservation Challenge Cost Share Grants - 2004; State: California" (Department of Interior Web site)
Related: "Secretary Norton announces $21 Million in grants to support conservation in 43 States" (Department of Interior news release, 5/24/2004)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Related: "Burn projects aim to give elk a nudge" (Eureka Times-Standard, 6/3/2004)
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.)
06/04/2004 - Central California Advisory Council meeting
06/05/2004 - National Trails Day event
Campo Seco staging area
06/05/2004 - National Trails Day event
Wild Willy's Boardwalk at Crowley Lake
06/05/2004 - Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee meeting
06/11/2004 - Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Preview
06/12/2004 - Wild Horse and Burro Adoption
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