- Meet your Advisory Council
members: Stanley Leach
- Profile: Stan Bales
- Bookstore feature: "A Field Guide to Mammal Tracking"
- Photo album: Amboy crater
- Our readers write
- Mojave route plan
- Energy and public lands: Oil drilling
- Sundial Bridge: New tourist destination for Redding, North State?
- Law enforcement including:
- Archaeological artifact removal conviction
- Sky patrol vs. pot
- Wildfire: Season still heating up
- Headlines and Highlights, including:
- Current job openings
- Mercury from abandoned mines
- Volunteers: Pull noxious weeds at Red Hills
- Tule Lake relocation museum proposed
- "Whooshhh!" at Harper Dry Lake
- National and/or Department of the Interior items:
- Revised Statute 2477
- Mining claims fees
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Stanley Leach
Stan Leach is an independent contract logger in northwestern California and president of his own timber company. Stan represents commercial timber interests on the Northwest California Resource Advisory Council. Learn more in our weekly News.bytes feature.
|PROFILE: Stan Bales
Stan is the Recreation Planner for BLM's Eagle Lake Field Office. He won the coveted 2004 Legends award recently. As you read our weekly News.bytes Profile featuring Stan, you'll easily be able to see why.
FEATURE: "A Field Guide to Mammal Tracking"
A guide to identifying mammal tracks and droppings. "Animal tracks in the snow of the mountain forest, in the mud along a streambank, or in the sand of the desert are much more than footprints. This book helps you identify and interpret tracks. A track can tell a story."
Designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973, Amboy Crater was recognized for its visual and geological significance. Although Amboy Crater is not unique, it is an excellent example of a very symmetrical volcanic cinder cone. The inside of the 250-foot high crater contains two lava dams behind which have formed small lava lakes.
"Amboy crater" (BLM California Web site)
To accommodate more visitors to Amboy Crater, the Needles Field Office established a day use site. The entrance road to the parking area was improved to provide access for all vehicles. Shaded and un-shaded picnic tables and restrooms offer a place to relax while exploring the area. Interpretative and trail information along with desert safety tips are available on-site. Large groups should park in the group parking area. The Needles Field Office encourages educational groups and organizations to contact the office prior to their trip, to ensure parking is available.
OUR READERS WRITE
MOJAVE ROUTE PLAN
"Federal officials open up 1,500 miles of desert to off-roaders" (Associated Press in San Diego Union-Tribune, 07/03/2004)
"BLM approves Northern and Eastern Mojave Desert Routes of Travel Plan" (BLM California news release, 07/02/2004)
"Drilling on federal
land jumps; Drilling on federal land has substantially increased this
year, thanks to strong crude oil prices" (Bakersfield Californian,
SUNDIAL BRIDGE: New tourist attraction for Redding, North State?
"BLM participates as trails partner in Sundial Bridge dedication" (News.bytes Extra)
"Walking bridge that soars: Backers see stardom for Sundial Bridge" (San Francisco Chronicle, 06/30/2004)
"Sundial Bridge is 217-foot feather in Redding's cap" (Redding Record Searchlight, 07/04/2004)
"Sacramento River" (BLM California Web site)
"Nation's media turn spotlight on Redding" (Redding Record Searchlight, 07/04/2004)
"Here's a look at Redding's new Sundial Bridge, at-a-glance" (Associated Press in San Francisco Chronicle, 07/03/2004)
"Air tankers OK'd for service" (Los Angeles Daily News, 07/05/2004)
Related: "Limited number of large airtankers recalled to service" (National Interagency Fire Center - NIFC - news release, 07/02/2004)
"Grand jury emphasizes
technology" (San Bernardino County Sun, 06/30/2004)
"BLM wins first archaeological
artifact removal case" (Ridgecrest Daily Independent, 07/02/2004)
"Sky patrol searches
for post" (Redding Record Searchlight, 07/01/2004)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
Current job openings - BLM
For more about the noxious weed management program see:
"Speakers support facility at Tule Lake Relocation Camp" (Klamath Falls (Oregon) Herald and News, 07/06/2004)
"Feds studying mercury poisoning in area above Putah creek" (Napa News, 07/06/2004)
Related: "Abandoned mine lands: California sites" (BLM California Web site)
"Hunting with a bow offers real challenge" (Lake County Record-Bee, 07/07/2004)
"Harper Dry Lake" (Bureau of Land Management Web site)
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR ITEMS
"Statement of Jim Hughes, Deputy Director BLM...Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands...Oversight Hearing on Impact of Revised Statute 2477" (BLM national office news release, 06/28/2004)
"BLM revises mining
claim location and annual maintenance fees" (BLM national office news
partnerships on its Homepage" (Department of the Interior news release, 07/01/2004)
SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS
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07/10/2004 - Family Days
at Mount San Jacinto
07/15/2004 - Healthy Walks
07/17/2004 - Volunteer
Event - Red Hills
07/25/2004 - Point Sal Field Trip
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