A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 206 - 11/15/05
- Spotlight on partners:
Bighorn Sheep Institute
- Headlines and highlights: Advisory council wonders, BLM California jobs, more
- Wild horse and burros
- Meet your advisory council members: Mary Gorden
- Profile: Birgit Hoover
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week: Newt diet
- Special Status plant of the week
- Environmental education online: Fire's role in ecosystems
- Selling public lands to balance the budget?
- Illegal drugs damaging public lands
- Land use plans: Weeds and wildfire; Hollister, Cronan Ranch, Modoc-Washoe
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: Road disputes, meth hurting the environment; sacred Indian sites
(An occasional feature of News.bytes) Of all the more than 300 threatened or endangered species in California, none have captured the public's imagination more than the majestic Peninsular bighorn sheep. And of the more than 200 partnerships between BLM and private organizations in California, none have stronger bonds than the ties between BLM and the Bighorn Institute, based in Palm Desert.
RELATED: "Bighorn Institute"
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
Council members discover the wonders of Headwaters Forest Reserve"
(News.bytes Extra, issue 206)
to annex parcel" (Los Angeles Daily News, 11/10/05)
Notice of Lessee's Intent to Drill in Carrizo Plain National Monument"
(BLM California news release, 11/10/05)
"Oil drilling planned for Carrizo Monument" (Bakersfield
"Landowner exploring Carrizo Plain for oil"
(San Luis Obispo Tribune, 11/15/05)
"Bill would add land
to reservation" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 11/15/05)
"Testimony of Chad Calvert, Deputy Assistant Secretary Land and Minerals
Management...H.R. 4908, The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Land Transfer
Act" (BLM national news, 9/21/04)
"California Fire Alliance
Has New Process for Aiding Communities" (BLM California news
"Current job openings
- BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
WILD HORSES AND BURROS
"Horses and Burros Find New Homes in Gilroy Adoption Event" (News.bytes Extra)
Wild horse adoption comes to Gilroy" (Santa Cruz Sentinel,
"Wild Horse and Burro adoption offers many special rewards"
(BLM California news release, 11/9/05)
"Bush signs horse slaughter ban into law" (Reno Gazette-Journal, 11/13/05)
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Mary Gorden...
TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
What do California newts eat?
SPECIAL STATUS PLANT OF THE WEEK: Encinitas baccharis
|ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ONLINE
"eFieldTrips -- Fire's role in ecosystems: A hot topic!"
BLM's E-fieldtrip "Fire's Role in Ecosystems: A Hot Topic!" is up and running. This is an opportunity for students to learn about fire and to interact with BLM fire experts. This web-based program for elementary and middle school students features three segments:
- A "virtual visit" focusing on the role of wildland fire in ecosystems;
- An "Ask the Experts" session in which BLM fire specialists answer student questions online; and
- A student journal, which allows educators to assess student learning.
SELLING PUBLIC LANDS TO BALANCE THE BUDGET?
"Pombo hopes to help mining" (Sacramento Bee, 11/10/05)
"Push to sell
federal land panned" (North County Times, 11/12/05)
"Pombo: Bring back prospectors" (Stockton Record, 11/11/05)
"House could alter 19th century mining law" (Associated Press in Sacramento Bee, 11/9/05)
ILLEGAL DRUGS DAMAGING PUBLIC LANDS
"Drug traffickers find
county fertile ground" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 11/15/05)
"Officials reap illegal
pot crops in Valley counties" (Fresno Bee, 11/11/05)
"County needs help fighting pot" (Visalia Times-Delta, 11/15/05)
"A fine meth"
(Grist magazine, 11/10/05)
LAND USE PLANNING
"BLM seeks public comment
on proposed treatments of vegetation on BLM public lands in Western US"
(BLM news release, 11/10/05)
"BLM to host public
meetings for Hollister Draft Resource Management Plan & Draft Environmental
Impact Statement" (BLM California news release, 11/14/05)
"Cronan Ranch planning
meeting scheduled" (BLM California news release, 11/9/05)
group meets Dec. 7 in Cedarville" (BLM California news release,
("Las Vegas Sun, 11/14/05)
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"Fights over roads
in the West pit neighbors against each other" (Associated
Press in North County Times, 11/14/05)
(High Country News, 11/14/05)
"BLM Sets Meeting to
Hear Suggestions for Managing Geothermal Energy" (BLM news release,
"Increasing availability of renewable energy resources"
(Department of the Interior website)
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