A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 209 - 12/6/05
- Headlines and highlights:
Imperial Sand Dunes, law enforcement, wildfire prevention, more
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week: shrewbility
- Special Status plant of the week
- Wildlife: Bighorn sheep
- Meet your advisory council members: David Charlton
- Profile: Myna Sarzotti
- Alternative energy
- National and/or Department of the Interior item: Mining sale bill
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service takes second look at status of Peirson's milk-vetch"
(US Fish & Wildlife Service news release, 11/30/05)
"Algodones Dunes monitoring studies" (BLM California
Life and death in the dunes" (Imperial Valley Press, 12/2/05)
team ends marijuana season" (Red Bluff Daily News, 11/30/05)
to pay fine in theft" (San Francisco Chronicle, 11/30/05)
fueled fraud, attorney says" (Monterey County Herald, 12/1/05)
takes new turn" (Los Angeles Daily News, 12/1/05)
fuel fire safety funds" (Grass Valley Union, 12/2/05)
finds wild horses new homes" (Kern Valley Sun, 11/30/05)
"Current job openings
- BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
The water shrew shares an unusual ability with the basilisk lizard -- what is it?
(a) They can glide through the air
(b) They can run on top of the water
(c) They can repel attackers with an offensive musk
(d) They can change color to match their background
(e) They can repel attackers with their fierce halitosis
(f) They have memorized every cheat code from the video game, "Biological Imperative XXVII: Season of Unreason."
(See answer near the end of this issue of News.bytes)
SPECIAL STATUS PLANT OF THE WEEK: Long Valley milk-vetch
OKs sheep trail closures" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 12/1/05)
RELATED: "BLM approves trails action plan to protect Peninsular bighorn sheep" (BLM California news release, 12/1/05)
RELATED: "For sheep's sake: Feds redraw trails" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 12/3/05)
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: David Charlton...
PROFILE: Myna Sarzotti
to begin on Basalt Canyon geothermal pipeline project" (BLM
California news release, 1/30/05)
plans - Basalt Canyon geothermal pipeline project" (Inyo
National Forest website)
geothermal plant" (News.bytes Extra, issue 209)
"Modoc project seeks
wind in the Warner Mountains" (Modoc Record, 12/1/05)
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"This land may not
be your land" (Los Angeles Times, 12/4/05)
TRIVIA - answer
RELATED: "Sorex palustris (water shrew)" (University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Animal Diversity Web)
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