A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 181 - 11/3/04
- Headlines and highlights: OHVs, rare butterflies, horses and burros, jobs, volunteers and more
- Meet your advisory council members: Don Klusman
- Profile: Bud Jensen
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week: Foxy
- Our readers write: Last week's trivia
- Special status plant of the week
- Photo album: Amboy Crater
- Bookstore feature: BLM California wilderness pin
- Fire prevention
- Selected upcoming events
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"BLM, Off Highway Vehicle Riders Will Celebrate New Staging Area" (BLM California news release, 11/02/2004)
"Help sought for 2 rare butterflies" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 10/28/2004)
"Tug of war over desert homestead shanties" (Los Angeles Times, 11/01/2004)
"BLM wild horse and burro adoption program headed to Beaumont" (BLM California news release, 10/4/2004)
"Get involved " (Volunteer.gov website)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website).
"BLM site closed to public to protect rare plants" (BLM news release, 10/29/2004)
"South Yuba River planning meeting [tonight]" (BLM California news release, 10/29/2004)
"BLM announces oil and gas leases" (BLM California news release, 11/3/2004)
"Trip of the week: History, wildlife found in Little High Rock Canyon" (Reno Gazette-Journal, 10/30/2004)
|Related: "Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area" (BLM California and Nevada websites)
Information on the National Conservation Area (NCA) Resource Management Plan and other NCA resources and used can be obtained at the Black Rock-High Rock NCA or Nevada BLM's Winnemucca Field Office NCA websites.
MEET YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Don Klusman
PROFILE: Bud Jensen
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Foxy
LAST WEEK'S WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION
OUR READERS WRITE: Our estimation of estivation
Response: We asked one of our wildlife biologists to clarify this. She cites "Ecology: Concepts and Applications" by Manuel C. Molles, Jr. It states: some "animals can go into a state of reduced metabolism that may last several months. If this state occurs mainly in winter, it is called hibernation. If it occurs in summer, it is called estivation." Also, according to the Harper Collins Biology Dictionary, estivation is "(in animals) a state of dormancy during summer or dry season."
She adds: "I believe the reader is thinking of torpor, which is a general term for a state of low metabolic rate and lowered temperature. The most famous example I can think of is hummingbirds. Hummingbirds often go into a state of 'torpor' at night, especially as food becomes more scarce and night temperatures drop. This is a brief period of dormancy that allows the hummingbirds to conserve energy, an important thing when there isn't much spare energy because of the scarcity of food. I have always heard the term estivation in reference to a 'summer hibernation' and torpor in reference to shorter periods of dormancy."
SPECIAL STATUS PLANT OF THE WEEK: Hooker's manzanita
Related: "Amboy Crater" (BLM California website)
BOOKSTORE FEATURE: "BLM California wilderness pin "
"Wilderness - BLM California"
(BLM California website)
1994 law by Congress preserves millions of acres" (San Bernardino
County Sun, 10/29/2004)
"Protection of desert
is delicate balance" (Riverside Press Enterprise, 10/30/2004)
"Fire Safe Council gets new backing" (Ukiah Daily Journal, 10/29/2004)
"Wildland fire season officially ends for 2004" (BLM California news release, 11/1/2004)
SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS
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11/04/2004 - California
Coastal National Monument DRMP Public Meetings
11/04/2004 - Free Lecture - America's Greatest Gift
11/04/2004 - Northeast
Resource Advisory Council meeting
11/05/2004 - Northeast
Resource Advisory Council meeting
11/06/2004 - Wild horse
and burro adoption
11/10/2004 - Roadrunner:
Cuckoo of the Desert
North Palm Springs,
11/10/2004 - 10th Biennial Oil and Gas Conference
11/13/2004 - Geology Field Trip: Mojave and
Red Rock Canyon
11/20/2004 - National
Public Lands Day/Access Fund Adopt-A-Crag Day
north of Bishop
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