- Bookstore Feature: "Best
Alphabet Book in the Wild West"
- Photo Album: Bradshaw trail
- Meet your Advisory Council members: Paul Smith
- Profile: Sarah Tomich
- Payments in Lieu of Taxes: California to receive $19.1 million
- Off-road recreation: picketers, controversy
- Other recreation on public lands:
- Information station for the 4th: King Range
- Desert fun - and survival
- Fort Ord: new mountain biking trails
- Mines on public lands
- Help at Cow Mountain shooting range
- Opportunity: monitoring
- Roads across public lands: "RS2477"
- Headlines and Highlights, including:
- Current job openings
- Rancher uses holistic management
- National and/or Department of the Interior items
- Selected Upcoming Events
FEATURE: "Best Alphabet Book in the Wild West"
A fun guide about the West written especially for children. Children will look to LetterBug to help them find the hidden letters in this cleverly constructed and colorful book.
ALBUM: The Bradshaw Trail
|Related: "The Bradshaw Trail" (BLM California Web site)
This east-west trail - in Southeastern Riverside County, with a small segment in Imperial County - begins about 12 miles east of the community of North Shore near the Salton Sea State Recreation Area. Its eastern end is about 14 miles southwest of Blythe near the Colorado River. The trail traverses mostly public land and offers spectacular views of the Chuckwalla Bench and the Orocopia, Chuckwalla and Mule Mountains.
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS:
PROFILE: Sarah Tomich
"PILT" TO HELP COMPENSATE FOR TAX-EXEMPT PUBLIC LANDS
"California to receive
19.1 million from Interior under federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes program"
(BLM California news release, 06/17/2004)
"County gets surprise
money" (Visalia Times-Delta, 06/19/2004)
"New BLM initiative to enhance environmental protection during oil and gas activity on public lands" (BLM National Office news release, 06/22/2004)
Related: "More sensitive BLM offers paint swatches" (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/23/2004)
"Would more drilling in America make a difference?" (New York Times, 6/20/2004)
"Interior Department announces winners of Fluid Mineral Award" (BLM National Office news release, 06/22/2004)
"Public comment period on Mexicali power plants extended" (Imperial Valley Press, 06/17/2004)
"The fight over public land" (The Pinnacle, 06/17/2004)
Related: "BLM may limit Clear Creek access" (Hollister Freelance, 06/16/2004)
OTHER RECREATION ON PUBLIC LANDS
"BLM will staff King Range information station for July 4 holiday" (BLM California news release, 06/18/2004)
"Land transfer creates more bike trails" (Monterey County Herald, 06/17/2004)
Related: "Desert Safety" (BLM California Web page)
MINES ON PUBLIC LANDS
"Alternative mine site may be sought" (Los Angeles Daily
Updates: "Mining permit OK'd for Cemex" (Los Angeles Daily News, 6/23/2004)
Related: "Supervisors OK Cemex project" (Santa Clarita Signal, 6/23/2004)
"Critics Call for Reform of 1872 Mining Law" (National Public Radio, 6/22/2004)
"County receives grant
to plan New Idria mine cleanup" (The Hollister Freelance, 6/18/2004)
"Mercury Mine/Mill site remediation projects within the Pajaro and
Panoche-San Luis Reservoir Watersheds, Central California" (BLM
California Web site)
"New Idria mercury mine remedial actions" (BLM California Issue Update)
"Volunteers will help
BLM spruce up Cow Mountain shooting range" (BLM California news
OPPORTUNITY - Monitoring"
"Nature takes its course in aftermath of Manter Fire" (Bakersfield Californian, 06/21/2004)
"BLM to host meeting on Susan River Rim fuels reduction project" (BLM California news release, 06/17/2004)
"Fire restrictions go into effect" (BLM California news release, 06/18/2004)
"BLM sets fire restrictions on Northwest California public lands" (BLM California news release, 6/23/2004)
"Small plane gets a big task" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 06/22/2004)
"Insurers' fire policies criticized" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 6/23/2004)
"As fire season ignites, Smokey Bear’s legacy lingers" (High Country News, 6/21/2004)
ROADS ACROSS PUBLIC LANDS: "RS2477"
"Plan for desert upsets environmentalists" (San Bernardino County Sun, 6/22/2004)
"Land-use provision blasted" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 6/23/2004)
"Utah county looks at nature and sees a way to get there" (Los Angeles Times, 6/19/2004)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Rancher uses holistic
management" (Klamath Fall Herald and News, 06/21/2004)
"Adopting some history" (Paradise, Calif. Post, 6/22/2004)
"The plight of the plover" (North Coast Journal, 6/17/2004)
"Species plan wins state, federal OKs" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 6/23/2004)
"Statement...on H.R. 3954, the Rancho El Cajon Boundary Reconciliation Act" (BLM National Office news release, 6/18/2004)
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"Permanent fees proposed for visitors to national parks, forests"
(USA Today, 06/21/2004)
"Groups fight to preserve American Indian sites" (Associated Press on MSNBC, 06/22/2004)
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.) 06/25/2004 - Geology & Mining History Field trip
Sierra and Plumas counties
07/10/2004 - Family Days at Mount San Jacinto
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