A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Special Edition: May 24, 2005
Yes, we are still here! Your regular issue of News.bytes will be back -- as soon as the Bureau of Land Management website is back online.
A test by the Department of Interior detected some potential security issues with BLM's websites and computer network. Please bear with us as BLM computer technicians work to harden our web security and better protect our websites, before testing by outside security experts. We do not know when we will be back online.
Unfortunately, we are not able to include graphics, links to news releases, or popular featured items such as wildlife trivia in this interim issue of News.bytes -- they depend on links to the BLM website.
Here are just a few of the features we are planning -- or already have prepared -- for upcoming issues of News.bytes (once we are back online):
We are looking forward to the return of our website, and providing you regular issues of News.bytes at that time.
In the meantime, we thought you might appreciate a selection of news items related to your public lands in California:
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
Historic ranch becomes open land; Public-private partnership gives visitors
access" (San Francisco Chronicle, 5/13/2005)
location" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 4/19/2005)
"Abandoned desert mines
pose danger to drivers" (Los Angeles Daily News, 04/07/2005)
Horse sales to resume today" (Las Vegas Review-Journal,
"Current job openings
- BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
Edison" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 4/12/2005)
"House OKs measure
to encourage wind power" (Associated Press in San Francisco
"Coal power plant meeting
in Cedarville attracts 250 people" (Modoc Record, 5/19/2005)
"Environmentalists fight Gerlach plant" (Reno Gazette-Journal,
REDDING LAND EXCHANGE
direct sales" (Redding Record Searchlight, 5/7/2005)
would clear air over BLM deals" (Redding Record Searchlight,
"BLM should give
neighbors a shot at saving Area 51" (Redding Record Searchlight,
RECREATION ON PUBLIC LANDS
"Bird watchers find
prime conditions in preserve" (Hi-Desert Star, 5/24/2005)
in the country" (Los Angeles Times reprinted in Seattle
(Riverside Press-Enterprise, 4/16/2005)
on tap for students" (Lassen County News, 4/18/2005)
OUR READERS WRITE
"Hi! We did not get any pictures with the April 6 issue of Newsbytes. I am not sure why. Did anyone else have this problem??"
- T.R., D.R.
Response: This happened when the Bureau of Land Management closed down its Internet access at the national level. Because of technical requirements, the images are not sent with News.bytes. They are linked to our website and loaded into your email program separately from the text.
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
takes site down" (Federal Computer Week/FCW.com, 4/14/2005)
down BLM Web site" (FCW.com, 4/18/2005)