A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 204 - 11/1/05
- We're back!
- Headlines and highlights:
- Alex, what is the BLM?
- Environmental award
- Salton Sea
- Pot-growing danger
- BLM California jobs
- ...and more
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week: Look sharp
- Special Status plant of the week
- Volunteers and education
- Wild horses and burros
- Energy, alternative energy
- Profile: Vicki Wood
- Meet your advisory council members: James Bugera
- Land use planning
- Eagle Mountain land exchange
- Imperial Sand Dunes
- Off-road recreation on other public lands
- Other recreation on public lands
- Catching up with News.bytes: while we were away
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: Grazing, Internet, document costs
The Bureau of Land Management
in California is pleased to announce that its web site is now back on-line.
The public can again obtain non-Indian trust information about the BLM
in a timely manner. The BLM recognizes the impact of this disconnection
to its customers and thanks them for their patience and understanding
during this period. The last six months have posed challenges, but making
sure that all constituents receive timely information about the agency's
actions has been a priority for the entire agency. BLM California State
Director Mike Pool said, "We have not been idle. We have used this
opportunity to redesign and refresh the look since we were last on-line,
we invite folks to take a new fresh look." Check it out at:
Note: Some of our services
- online bookstore, photo library, wildlife database, upcoming events
calendar - are not yet available, and any links to them will not work.
We hope to begin restoring these elements our website soon.
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Alex, what is
the BLM?" (10/20/05)
Environmental Achievement winners" (Department of the Interior
news release, 10/26/05)
card" (Eureka Times-Standard, 10/28/05)
"Headwaters Forest Reserve" (BLM California website)
"Are our mountains
in trouble?" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 10/31/05)
"Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument"
(BLM California website)
"BLM seeks representatives
to serve on Dumont Dunes Technical Review Team" (BLM California
news release, 10/14/05)
"Battling illegal marijuana"
(Lake County Record-Bee, 10/31/05)
"Salton Sea revival
could see 200,000 homes" (Los Angeles Times, 10/17/05)
"Quake led to
light's removal" (San Luis Obispo Tribune, 9/26/05)
"Public invited to tour historic Piedras Blancas Light Station on
California coast " (BLM California website)
to burn on Cow Mountain for research, debris clearing"
(Eureka Times-Standard, 10/28/05)
of National Fire Plan (BLM Office of Fire and Aviation, 9/30/05)
"Board decides Mount
Diablo will keep name" (Contra Costa Times, 10/14/05)
"Current job openings
- BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Look sharp
STATUS PLANT OF THE WEEK:
VOLUNTEERS AND EDUCATION
"Class to preserve
Rainbow Basin fossils" (Barstow Desert Dispatch, 9/30/05)
"Treasures at the end of the Rainbow" (Barstow Desert Dispatch,10/18/05)
"Rainbow Basin Natural Area" (BLM California, Barstow Field
See more volunteer projects
from recent months on the News.bytes "while we were away" page:
WILD HORSES AND BURROS
"Wild horses and
burros up for adoption in Gilroy" (BLM California news release,
"BLM corrals re-open;
excellent selection of horses for adoption" (BLM California
news release, 10/17/05)
"BLM special holiday
1-day wild horse and burro adoption highlights free delivery"
(BLM California news release, 10/19/05)
"BLM to conduct
Oil and Gas Lease Sale December 14, 2005" (BLM California
news release, 10/28/05)
Corridor Programmatic EIS Information Center" (Interagency
"Statement of Kathleen
Clarke, Director, Bureau of Land Management...hearing on the Oil and Gas
Management Program of the Bureau of Land Management" (BLM national
"BLM sets meeting to
hear suggestions for managing geothermal energy" (BLM national
news release, 10/31/05)
test near Volcan scrapped" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 9/28/05)
agree to improve interagency coordination of oil and gas development on
Public Lands" (US Department of the Interior news release,
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: James Bugera
LAND USE PLANNING
Hollister Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact
Statement for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of
California" (BLM California news release, 10/14/05)
draft Ukiah Field Office Resource Management Plan"
(BLM California news release, 9/16/05)
"BLM shows off resource plan"
(Lake County Record-Bee, 10/31/05)
National Monument Resource Management Plan"
(BLM California website)
"South Yuba Plan
adopted by agencies"
(BLM California news release, 7/7/05)
EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAND EXCHANGE
promised" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 10/27/05)
blow to landfill plans" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 9/21/05)
plan for Eagle Mountain dump" (Palm Springs Desert Sun,
mega-dump bordering national park" (Hi-Desert Star, 9/24/05)
IMPERIAL SAND DUNES
at dunes marred by two fatal accidents" (Yuma Sun,
Permits have radio chips embedded" (Yuma Sun, 10/5/05)
"New dunes season
to emphasize litter education and permit compliance" (BLM
California news release, 10/13/05)
2005 monitoring data published for Imperial Sand Dunes"
(BLM California news release, 9/9/05)
Dunes" (BLM California, El Centro Field Office website)
OHV RECREATION ON OTHER PUBLIC LANDS
over ATV safety" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 10/31/05)
(Victorville Daily Press, 10/20/05)
"Juniper Flats" (BLM California Barstow Field
trenches to block riders" ((Riverside Press-Enterprise,
targets abuses" (Victorville Daily Press, 10/24/05)
OTHER RECREATION ON PUBLIC LANDS
"Hike to be near river
on Saturday" (Red Bluff Daily News, 10/31/05)
runners from all over" (Lassen County News, 10/18/05)
"Bizz Johnson Trail" (BLM California, Eagle Lake Field Office
"Statement of Lynn
P. Scarlett...concerning implementation of the Federal Lands Recreation
Enhancement Act" (Department of the Interior news, 10/26/05)
CATCHING UP WITH NEWS.BYTES EXTRAS
highest-ranking law enforcement camel visits wild horse and burro adoption"
we were away"
(News.bytes Extra, issue 204)
"I just wanted to say
thanks for the lovely set of postcards you sent me. They came about a
week ago and I've just gotten back 'on line.' They will be an inspiration
for some lovely places to go sometime. I may have to keep them and frame
them instead of sending them out! Thanks again,
Read more of these recent comments from our readers.
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"Report: Grazing on
public lands costly" (Associated Press in Sacramento Bee, 10/31/05)
"Study finds government losing money on grazing" (San Jose
Mercury News, 11/1/05)
"Report to Congressional requestors: Livestock Grazing"
(United States Government Accountability Office, released 10/31/05)
"Appeals court shelves
shutdown of Interior computers" (FCW.com, 10/24/05)
regulatory changes to recover costs of processing minerals-related documents"
(BLM national news release, 10/6/05)
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