A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 225 - 4/4/06
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- Funny.bytes: A proverbial pair
- Wildfire prevention
- Not for educators only
- Wildlife trivia question of the week: Yellow?
- Special status plant of the week: Bright yellow
- Headlines and highlights: Coastal monument, Sacramento River, wild horses, jobs, more
- Recreation on public lands
- Meet your advisory council members: Paul Smith
- Profile: Rick Cooper
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: Acting Secretary, grazing, more
|FUNNY.BYTES: The ant and the grasshopper...
See what happens when the proverbial duo deal -- or fail to deal -- with the threat of wildfire.
Funny.bytes is an occasional look at the lighter side of BLM issues.
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RELATED: "Wildfire protection" (BLM California website)
RELATED: "Fire program" (BLM California website)
NOT FOR EDUCATORS ONLY:
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Yellow?
SPECIAL STATUS PLANT OF THE WEEK: Prostrate buckwheat...
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Coastal monument almost in reach" (San Luis Obispo Tribune, 3/30/06)
RELATED: "California Coastal National Monument" (BLM California website)
"Key span of Sacramento River needs protection" (San Francisco Chronicle, 4/2/06)
"Horses, Burros Available for Adoption at Litchfield Corrals" (BLM California news release, 3/30/06)
"BLM seeking Trinity River campground hosts for the coming season" (BLM California news release, 3/30/06)
"Meth wars in deer country" (Outdoor Life, March 2006)
"Prescribed fire at Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern" (BLM California news release, 3/28/06)
"Sempra abandons bid to build 2 coal-fired electric plants" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 3/30/06)
"Council candidates' stances, issue by issue" (Los Angeles Daily News, 4/2/06)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
RECREATION ON PUBLIC LANDS
"Outings offer chance to discover and improve Redding area wildlands" (BLM California news release, 3/30/06)
"Renovated Central Coast lighthouse dates back to the 1870s" (Associated Press in San Luis Obispo Tribune, 4/4/06)
RELATED: "Piedras Blancas Light Station" (BLM California website)
"Get away from it all at Corn Springs" (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, 4/3/06)
RELATED: "Corn Springs Campground" (BLM California, Palm Springs Field Office website)
"Rising from the ashes" (Hi-Desert Star, 4/1/06)
RELATED: "Big Morongo Canyon Preserve" (BLM California website)
"Dogs get their day" (Monterey County Herald, 3/31/06)
"A blooming good time to visit the desert" (San Francisco Chronicle, 3/30/06)
RELATED: "BLM offers guided wildflower hikes" (BLM California news release, 3/22/06 - repeated from News.bytes issue 224)
RELATED: "Wildflower viewing on public lands" (repeated from News.bytes issue 219)
New rules reign in off-road riders"(Los Angeles Times, 3/29/06)
RELATED: "Riders facing new rules" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 3/29/06)
RELATED: "Off-highway vehicle riding" (BLM California, Barstow Field Office website)
RELATED: "Off-road rules set for April 11 county vote" (Hi-Desert Star, 4/1/06)
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Paul Smith...
EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Rick Cooper...
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"P. Lynn Scarlett to be Acting Interior Secretary" (Department of the Interior news release, 3/31/06)
"BLM issues addendum to Final Environment Impact Statement on proposed grazing regulation changes" (Bureau of Land Management national news release, 3/31/06)
"DOI to hold consultation meetings on proposed IGRA Section 20 regulations" (Department of the Interior news release, 3/27/06)
"'Save the Mustangs' Fund ready to distribute $200,000 to wild horse organizations for long-term care of horses" (BLM national news release, 4/4/06)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer
RELATED: "Marmota flaviventris (yellow-bellied marmot)" (University of Michigan Animal Diversity Web site)
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