A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 195 - 2/15/05
- Wildflowers! Online
photo album, links to wildflower information, wildflower word search, and more
- History and natural history on public lands: Desert training camps, dinosaurs, geology field trips, book
- Headlines and highlights, including: wild horses and burros, public lands debate, BLM California jobs, fire truck donation
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week
- Special status plant of the week
- Our readers write: Nick the rat?
- Meet your advisory council members: Stanley Leach
- Profile: Todd Whigham
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: sage grouse, rights-of-way, wilderness areas, oil and gas fees
- Selected upcoming events
ALBUM FEATURE: "Wildflowers in Bloom"
(BLM California website)
"Peak blooming periods for California desert wildflowers" (BLM California website)
"Wildflower season 2005" (BLM Needles Field Office website)
FEATURE: "Wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada & Central Valley"
search" (BLM California website)
(Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants)
links" (Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native
watch" (DesertUSA website)
ALSO see wildflower-related items under "Selected Upcoming Events" below.
HISTORY AND NATURAL HISTORY ON PUBLIC LANDS
"Monument honors battalion's
fallen" (San Bernardino County Sun,
"In the footprints
of dinosaurs" (North County Times, 2/14/2005)
"Geology and Mining History Field Trips" (BLM California Bakersfield Field Office web pages)
FEATURE: "Field Guide To Geology"
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Lines drawn in the
desert" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 2/11/2005)
(Bakersfield Californian, 2/12/2005)
Related: "Wild horses and burros up for adoption in Tulare" (BLM California news release, 12/14/2005)
"Washington Gets Fire Truck from BLM" YubaNet, 2/10/2005)
Related: "New firetruck in Washington" (The Union, 2/11/2005)
getting into reality" (Modoc Record, 2/10/2005)
Related: "Western juniper management strategy" (BLM California, Alturas
"Current job openings
- BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
"BLM Reduces Mining Claim Location and Annual Maintenance Fees" (BLM California news release, 12/15/2005)
"State offers wealth of outdoor attractions" (Stockton Record, 2/13/2005)
TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Toads
WEEK'S WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION
STATUS PLANT OF THE WEEK: Big-scaled Balsamroot
OUR READERS WRITE: Nick the rat?
"I was shocked that so
few people knew the nickname of the Bushy tailed wood rat. But I think
it is an age thing. Old codgers like me remember the 50’s westerns
where pack rats were always stealing watches and rings. I even recall
mysteries that hinged on the discovery of a wood rat nest.
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Stanley
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"BLM director says sage grouse decision a new beginning" (Associated
"Road suit may define claims on feds' land" (Salt Lake Tribune,
"Utah wilderness appeal rejected" (Los Angeles Times, 2/11/2005)
"BLM budget included increased user fees" (Oil and Gas Journal,
SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS
(Note: the Upcoming Events database is on a secure Web server, and your browser may state "You are about to view pages over a secure connection" and ask you to "Trust a Security Certificate" from the Department of Interior that hosts this site. To view the pages, you must select "Yes" or "OK" for both questions.)
02/26/2005 - Geology Field Trip: Cerro Gordo
02/16/2005 - Folsom Resource Management Plan Public Meeting
02/19/2005 - Bald Eagle Hike
02/19/2005 - Piedras Blancas Light Station Tour
02/24/2005 - Folsom Resource Management Plan Public Meeting
02/24/2005 - Desert Wildflowers
North Palm Springs
02/26/2005 - Riparian Restoration, Cosumnes River Preserve
02/27/2005 - W equals Wildflowers
03/01/2005 - Northeast Resource Advisory Council
03/05/2005 - W equals Wildflowers
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