FRENCH GULCH POST-FIRE AID AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION
"BLM commits emergency
funding for French Fire recovery effort" (BLM California news
"BLM Director pledges funds for emergency stabilization of hillsides above
fire-scarred French Gulch" (News.bytes Extra, 9/1/2004)
"BLM approves fire funds" (Redding Record Searchlight, 08/28/2004)
"BLM director gets first-hand look at local fire-safe measures"
(Chico Enterprise-Record, 08/28/2004)
MORE ON WILDFIRE PREVENTION
"BLM assists City of Susanville to outfit quick attack fire engine" (BLM California news release, 9/1/2004)
2004 - Highlighting BLM projects that support the National Fire Plan -
California" (on BLM California Web site)
"Additional BLM Special Fire Restrictions" (BLM California news release, 8/31/2004)
DAY ON THE RIVER FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
on the River 2004" (News.bytes Extra, 9/1/2004)
BLM DIRECTOR PRESENTS WEB AWARDS TO 15 FIELD OFFICES
PROFILE: Mark Ackerman
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Sheri Davis
FILMING ON PUBLIC LANDS
"Nissan commercial wraps two days of filming on location" (Ridgecrest Daily Independent, 8/29/2004)
"Film permits, Ridgecrest Field Office" (BLM California Web page)
"Film permits, Bishop Field Office" (BLM California Web page)
"Filming on public lands, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office" (BLM California Web page)
ALBUM: Firefighting aircraft
To quote the BLM Alturas Field Office fire site: "Our mission involves maintaining a fire management program comprised of diverse, professionally competent, technically advanced, well trained and highly equipped wildland fire organization. This organization is dedicated and prepared to educate the public and other agencies, promoting the acceptance of fire as a neccessary and desirable ecosystem process and to respect and prepare for fire's dangerous aspects."
"BLM fire program, Bakersfield Field Office"
(BLM California Web site)
The main mission of the Fire Program of the Bakersfield Field Office is to protect life, property and natural resources (in that order) from wildland fire. Our office has primary responsibility for protecting 1.5 million acres of land from wildfire. Our Fire staff consists of 35 full-time employees. During fire season, our work force rises to about 95 people, including a Hot Shot Firefighting Crew , Helitack Crew and engine crews.
Related: "Alturas BLM fire" (BLM California Web site)
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my wildlife trivia. Too bad for me, because I usually learned something
else on the way. I hope you bring it back soon, hopefully with the same
wry sense of humor. Thanks,
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BOOKSTORE FEATURE: "Peaks, Palms, and Picnics"
WILD HORSES AND BURROS
"Keeping animals safe from West Nile Virus" (Ridgecrest Daily Independent, 08/27/2004)
"Trainer making wild
horse happy" (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, 08/26/2004)
fight over resources" (Associated Press in Oakland Tribune, 08/30/2004)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"BLM to host public
meetings on Clear Creek Management Area" (BLM California news
"The search is on for
Scarface's killer" (San Bernardino County Sun, 08/29/2004)
"Tribe to receive 991 acres for expansion if bill OK'd" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 08/27/2004)
"Group set to ramp
up mountain safeguards" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 08/31/2004)
Related: "Santa Rosa
and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument" (BLM California
"Public meeting to be held on Lundy Hydroelectric Project" (Mammoth Times, 08/25/2004)
"Wheels vs. wilderness"
(Los Angeles Times, 08/31/2004)
"Old Town San Diego
State Historic Park joins National Public Lands Day celebrations"
(BLM California news release, 08/27/2004)
Opportunity: Pine Hill Preserve Volunteer Naturalists"
Related: "Pine Hill Preserve" (BLM California Web site)
"Current job openings
- BLM California"
"Bizz Johnson Trail shuttle service on Saturday, Sept. 4" (BLM California news release, 8/31/2004)
"BLM offers interpretive walk on the South Spit" (BLM California news release, 8/31/2004)
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"Bush: Consider landowners
on environment" (Associated Press on Yahoo! News, 08/27/2004)
Watson highlights Bush commitment to development of geothermal energy"
(Department of the Interior news release, 8/30/2004)
SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS
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09/04/2004 - San Andreas
Fault: Pallet Creek to Parkfield
09/04/2004 - Geology &
Mining Historic Field Trip
09/17/2004 - Mother Lode Gold Belt: Northern Mines Field Trip
09/18/2004 - National
Public Land Day
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