A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 171 - 8/25/04
MEET YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: John Allen Erquiaga
PROFILE: Richard Rotte
|BOOKSTORE FEATURE: "California History for Children"
A series of short stories covering topics of California history from Cabrillo in 1542 to the San Francisco earthquake and fire in 1906.
|PHOTO ALBUM: Dos Palmas
This oasis with its hundreds of swaying fan palms offers sanctuary in the midst of the dry Colorado Desert. Pools fed by artesian springs and seepage from the nearby Coachella Canal form a lush wetland area.
|Related: "Watchable Wildlife site: Dos Palmas Preserve" (BLM California Web site)
The exceptional habitat shelters a variety of both threatened or endangered and more common animal species. In thick stands of cattails, the elusive and endangered Yuma clapper rail builds its nest, while in the warm waters of the pools swims the desert pupfish, a relic species from the Pleistocene era. The preserve is also home to the endangered orocopia sage plant.
OUR READERS WRITE:
"Agents net 11,400 plants" (Redding Record Searchlight, 08/20/2004)
"Authorities yank 6,000 pot plants" (Redding Record Searchlight, 08/17/2004)
"Officers seize marijuana plants" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 08/24/2004)
RECREATION ON PUBLIC LANDS
"BLM renews gun range lease" (BLM California news release, 08/20/2004)
"Congressman Farr comes to town" (Hollister Free Lance, 08/19/2004)
Related: "Clear Creek Management Area" (BLM Issue Update)
"Pinched by popularity" (The Union, 08/20/2004)
"Life off the line" (Redding Record-Searchlight, 08/20/2004)
"Archaeologists survey losses" (Redding Record Searchlight, 08/20/2004)
"Smokey Bear's 60th birthday celebrated every day at the State Fair"
(California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection news release, 8/24/2004)
"Current wildland fire information" (NIFC Web site)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
Volunteer Opportunity - Wood Duck Team
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS Web site)
"Explore the San Andreas Fault; Learn about where the "Big One" could strike" (BLM California news release, 08/20/2004)
"Wild horses and burros up for adoption in Brentwood" (BLM California news release, 08/24/2004)
"Activists fear water works could parch desert habitat" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 08/25/2004)
Related: "Irrigation technology leaves desert courses in sea of greenery" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 08/25/2004)
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"White House puts the West on fast track for oil, gas drilling" (Los Angeles Times, 08/25/2004)
"Energy companies don't use half of federal land they lease" (New York Times, 08/25/2004)
"Report details energy leasing" (Washington Post, 08/25/2004)
SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS
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08/27/2004 - Backyard Stargazing Campground Program
08/28/2004 - Day on the River
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