A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 207 - 11/22/05
- Recreation on public
- Headlines and highlights
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week: What am I?
- Special Status plant of the week
- Energy/alternative energy
- Meet your advisory council members: William Presch
- Profile: John Willoughby
- National and/or Department of the Interior items
RECREATION ON PUBLIC LANDS
"No bikes on Hopalong
Trail raises hackles" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 11/18/05)
"New trail gets the OK" (Riverside Press-Enterprise,
"Draft Environmental Assessment 06-04: BLM proposes to reroute the
Art Smith Trail, construct the Hopalong Cassidy Trail, and close the Schey
Trail on public lands" (BLM California, Palm Springs/South
Coast Field Office website)
"Dunes season maintains
'Zero Tolerance,' temporary closures"
(BLM California news release, 11/22/05)
bikers help improve off highway vehicle area" (BLM California
news release, 11/15/05)
"Wildlife area emerging after years of planning" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 11/20/05)
"BLM Pit River
campground closes for the winter season"
(BLM California news release, 11/15/05)
"Permits for recreation
on public land"
(Federal Register notice, 11/22/05)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"BLM seeks public comment
on proposed treatments of vegetation on BLM public lands in Western US"
(BLM news release, 11/10/05)
over Death Valley's Surprise Canyon" (Pahrump Valley Times,
"Let nature reclaim canyon" (Las Vegas Sun, 11/16/05)
"Surprise Canyon interim closure; EIS; Inholder access"
(BLM issue summary, 11/22/05)
"House signs off
on reservation land" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 11/16/05)
up in the air" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 11/20/05)
turns ugly" (Bakersfield Californian, 11/20/05)
pot farms blamed on cartels; Mexican drug lords find it easier to grow
in state than import" (San Francisco Chronicle, 11/18/05)
"Statement of Art Gaffney, Forest Supervisor, Sequoia National Forest...drug
production on public lands" (U.S. Forest Service website)
"To die on the
plain" (San Luis Obispo New Times, 11/17/05)
prompt temporary emergency closure of Wild Hot Springs near Tecopa"
(BLM California news release, 11/22/05)
urge Gibbons to oppose bill" (Associated Press in Las Vegas
"Current job openings
- BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
of controversy" (Antelope Valley Press, 11/17/05)
"Meeting to discuss
Round Mountain plan" (BLM California news release, 11/22/05)
"Washoe Planning commission
denies use permit for plan to export water from Honey" (Lassen
County News, 11/22/05)
"Air Pollution Control
Board sets guidelines for controlled burns" (Lassen County News,
TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What is a Yuma clapper rail?
STATUS PLANT OF THE WEEK:
Fish Slough Milk-Vetch
Astragalus lentiginosus var. piscinensis is distinguished from A. lentiginosus var. albifolius and A. lentiginosus var. sesquimetralis by two reduced pairs of lateral leaflets and one terminal elongated leaflet. It has been found in Inyo and Mono counties.
"Project a big step for green power" (Los Angeles Daily News, 11/17/05)
RELATED: Mayor backs funds for geothermal plan" (Los Angeles Times, 11/17/05)
Tree Wind pacts OK'd"
(Los Angeles Daily News, 11/16/05)
"Mexico OKs oil refinery
pipeline plan" (Yuma Sun, 11/21/05)
"Sempra Energy downsizing power plant" (Reno Gazette-Journal, 11/11/05)
"Julian may fight to keep power line away" (North County Times, 11/15/05)
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: William Presch
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"Mining law change
key to buying of public land" (Associated Press in San Francisco
RELATED: "Some fear a vast sell-off of U.S. land" (Los Angeles Times, 11/16/05)
"Nomination deadline extended for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board" (BLM national news release, 11/15/05)
"Secretary Norton applauds Senate confirmation of P. Lynn Scarlett as Deputy Secretary of the Interior" (Department of the Interior news release, 11/21/05)
"Secretary Norton announces resignation of Craig Manson, commends his stewardship of nation's parks and wildlife" (Department of the Interior news release, 11/16/05)
RELATED: "Interior Department official will return to Sacramento area" (Sacramento Bee, 11/17/05)
"Norton announces President Bush's intent to nominate David Longly Bernhardt as Solicitor" (Department of the Interior news release, 11/18/05)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA: ANSWER to "what is a Yuma clapper rail?"
(c) An endangered bird. It
is sometimes seen at BLM-managed Dos Palmas Preserve:
...or at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge:
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