issue 166 - 7/21/04
A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
|MEET YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Philip Alan Moyer
Philip Moyer is an artist and landscape designer in the Mill Valley community of Homestead Valley, president of the Homestead Valley Land Trust and active in the community association. He is the public-at-large representative on BLM's Northwest California Resource Advisory Council. Learn more in this News.bytes feature:
|PROFILE: David Cook
"I have a strong interest in computers and using technology to improve the workplace," says the computer system administrator for BLM's Redding Field Office. Learn more in this week's News.bytes profile:
PHOTO ALBUM: Saline Valley
|Related: "Lonesome Miner Trail" (BLM California Web site)
A VERY strenuous trail with access from the Saline Valley and Owens Valley - with a climb of up to 21,000 feet in elevation, and a climb into and out of several canyons. The reward, for those able to make the trek: "Portions of the trail are truly inspiring with panoramic views overlooking Saline Valley, the rugged Inyo Crestline, and the deep intervening canyons which the trail crosses." The Keynot trail (in the thumbnail above) meets this trail.
LAND USE PLANNING
"BLM seeks comments on plan for the Clear Creek Management Area" (BLM California news release, 07/16/2004)
Related: "BLM between a rock and a hard place with management area" (Hollister Free Lance, 07/19/2004)
"Public 'scoping' initiated on plan for Northwestern California" (BLM California news release, 07/19/2004)
Related: "BLM seeks input on land use plan" (Ukiah Daily Journal, 7/21/2004)
"Tortoise effort targets ravens" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 7/20/2004)
Related: "Agencies seek public involvement on raven management in Southern California deserts "(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service news release, 7/19/2004)
"Groups' petition seeking protection for insects" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 7/20/2004)
Related: "Dunes saga begins next phase"
OUTDOOR RECREATION: Northern California
Related: "Welcome to the King Range - The Lost Coast" (BLM California Web site)
"Stornetta public lands are now open to the public" (BLM California news release, 07/19/2004)
Related: "Interim rules - Stornetta public lands" (BLM California Web site)
"River use in the Folsom Field Office area" (BLM California Issue Update)
BOOKSTORE FEATURE: "Wilderness Survival"
"Update: $30 million
in marijuana seized at Riverside County border" (Riverside Press-Enterprise,
"Police seize marijuana from grove" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 7/21/2004)
"Local, state marijuana
eradication teams" (Ukiah Daily Journal, 7/20/2004)
"Volunteer Opportunity - Campground Host"
Related: "2003 Day of the River" (BLM California Web site)
Related: "BLM y Socios Planean el Sexto Día Anual en el Río" (BLM California news release - Spanish version of above news release)
WILD HORSES AND BURROS
"Burros, horses put best hooves forward at auction" (Los Angeles Daily News, 07/17/2004)
"Few horses, burros find homes" (Ventura County Star, 07/19/2004)
"Protected wild horses and burros overwhelm federal government" (Associated Press in San Francisco Chronicle, 07/17/2004)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Current job openings
- BLM California" (USAJOBS Web site)
"West sees mild start
to wildfire season except in Alaska" (Associated Press
in San Diego Union-Tribune, 7/19/2004)
"How they're fighting fires" (Los Angeles Daily News, 7/20/2004)
"Bill allows for shelter
expansion" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 7/19/2004)
Related: "Our voice: Valley homeless have ally"
hears plan to protect sites" (Bakersfield Californian, 07/16/2004)
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR ITEMS
says states, counties and tribes should have a stronger role in land use
planning decisions" (BLM California news release, 07/19/2004)
the Record - U.S. Department of the Interior - Before the Senate Committee
on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests"
(Department of the Interior news release, 07/14/2004)
Related: "House votes to reduce trona royalty" (Casper Star Tribune,
"End near for
forest fee experiment" (North County Times, 07/17/2004)
SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS
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07/22/2004 - Dinosaurs
07/24/2004 - Backyard Stargazing Campground Program
07/24/2004 - Point Sal Field Trip
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