A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 226 - 4/13/06
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- Spotlight on partners: California Fire Alliance
- More on wildfires
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week: Liar?
- Weed of the week
- Environmental education: Desert learning
- Volunteer award: "Making a Difference"
- Headlines and highlights: Grazing, hydroelectric plans, BLM California jobs, more
- Public input
- Off-highway vehicle riding
- Meet your advisory council members: Philip Moyer
- Profile: Duane Christian
|SPOTLIGHT ON PARTNERS: California Fire Alliance
Protecting 1,270 “at-risk” communities in the state and millions of Californians from wildfires is a daunting challenge. Federal agencies, including BLM, are meeting that challenge with their state and local counterparts in a unique partnership called the California Fire Alliance.
RELATED: "Spreading the word about the upcoming fire season" (News.bytes Extra)
"BLM limits fires" (Palo Verde Valley Times, 4/12/06)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Liar?
SPECIAL STATUS PLANT OF THE WEEK: Recurved larkspur...
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: Desert learning
"Desert Discovery visited by about 300 students" (Barstow Desert Dispatch, 4/6/06)
"California Desert Nature Festival" (News.bytes Extra)
"Mojave Max makes Spring debut" (BLM California news release, 4/4/06)
"Virginia Freeman - "Making a Difference'" (News.bytes Extra)
RELATED: "Outstanding volunteers, employees recognized" (BLM national news release)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"H.R. 3534, Piedras Blancas Historic Light Station ONA Act H.R. 5016, Las Cienegas Enhancement Act" (BLM national website)
RELATED: "Piedras Blancas Light Station" (BLM California, Bakersfield Field Office website)
"To paint the unpaintable" (San Luis Obispo Tribune, 4/9/06)
RELATED: "Carrizo Plain National Monument" (BLM California website)
"Lake Perris Adoption and Education Fair to highlight wild horses and burros" (BLM California news release, 4/11/06)
"Celebrate Earth Day 2006" (BLM national website)
"More charges in fire at corral" (Sacramento Bee, 4/7/06)
"BLM oil and gas lease sale results" (BLM California news release, 4/6/06)
"Lizard eyed for shielding" (San Bernardino County Sun, 4/11/06)
RELATED: "Group seeks protection for lizard" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 4/10/06)
"Hearing scheduled on hydroelectric plant" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 4/5/06)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
"Environmental assessments to renew grazing permits available for public review" (BLM California news release, 4/6/06)
"BLM needs public input on South Spit plan" (BLM California news release, 4/11/06)
"BLM issues final solicitation for District Advisory Council nominations" (BLM California news release, 4/5/06)
"BLM resource advisory council to meet in Susanville" (BLM California news release, 4/4/06)
"Notice of realty action; Non-competitive land use authorization for public lands in Yuba County, CA" (Federal Register Notice, 4/13/06)
"AV man named to advise BLM" (Antelope Valley Press, 4/7/06)
RELATED: Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area" (BLM California, Barstow Field Office website)
OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RIDING
"Board rejects bid to close off-road site" (Redding Record Searchlight, 4/11/06)
RELATED: "End of the road" (Redding Record Searchlight, 4/10/06)
RELATED: "Board action can help end off-road, other problems" (Redding Record Searchlight, 4/11/06)
"County cracks down on illegal off-roaders" (Victorville Daily Press, 4/12/06)
RELATED: "Off-highway vehicle riding" (BLM California, Barstow Field Office website)
"SDG&E to submit revised power line proposal" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 4/6/06)
"Coalition supports SDG&E's Sunrise Powerlink transmission line" (North County Times, 4/5/06)
"Activist trekking across desert on proposed power line's path" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 4/13/06)
"10News Editorial: Rancho Penasquitos Power Line" (10News.com, 4/4/06)
MEET YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Philip Moyer...
EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Duane Christian...
|Repeat - FUNNY.BYTES: The ant and the grasshopper...
Due to technical difficulties, the link to this feature was unavailable for part of last week. We are repeating it this week for your enjoyment.
Funny.bytes is an occasional look at the lighter side of BLM issues. Note: this link will work in browsers that have the Macromedia/Adobe "Flash" plug-in -- which should be most browsers.
Warning -- soundtrack: you may want to adjust the volume on your computer.
WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer
RELATED: "Lyre Snake - California Wildlife Habitat Relationships System" (California Department of Fish and Game website)
RELATED: "California Lyre Snake" (USGS Western Ecological Research Center website)
What's happening this weekend on your public lands
Saturday, April 15:
Piedras Blancas Light Station public tours
Cache Creek wildflower hike
Birding and wildflower tour at Pine Hill Preserve
For other upcoming BLM California events, see our online calendar:
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