A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 229 - 5/2/06
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- Funny.bytes: "War on Weeds"
- Not for educators only:
- Weed of the week
- Wildlife trivia question of the week: Hey, you!
- Wild horses and burros
- Outdoor recreation
- Headlines and highlights: Area 51, BLM California jobs, more
- Meet your advisory council members: Ron Schiller
- Employee profile: Jennifer Mata
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: Right-of-way, wildfire, Kempthorne
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|FUNNY.BYTES: The war on weeds...
They're invading! And they do more damage than you might think.
Funny.bytes is an occasional look at the lighter side of BLM issues.
Note: this link will use the Macromedia/Adobe "Flash" plug-in of your web browser. Warning: soundtrack: you may want to adjust the volume on your computer.
RELATED: How does BLM fight the battle against invasive weeds? See next week's News.bytes Extra: "Weed Warriors."
WEED OF THE WEEK: Yellow starthistle
RELATED: "Weed prevention and management guidelines for public lands" (BLM California website)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Hey, you!
WILD HORSES AND BURROS
"Nice day for an adoption - wild horses and burros"
RELATED: "BLM hosts 2nd annual Mother's Day wild horse and burro adoption near Ridgecrest" (BLM California news release, 4/25/06)
"BLM offers free horse training demonstration in Oakdale" (BLM California news release, 4/28/06)
"Off-roaders hit Jawbone" (Bakersfield Californian, 4/29/06)
RELATED: "Jawbone Off-highway Vehicle Open Area" (BLM California, Ridgecrest Field Office website)
"Locals call arsenic reports alarmist" (Bakersfield Californian, 4/26/06)
"BLM opens Hobo Camp day use area near Susanville" (BLM California news release, 4/28/06)
"Growing wild" (Salinas Californian, 4/29/06)
RELATED: "Fort Ord public lands" (BLM California, Hollister Field Office web pages)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"BLM approves land exchange for Grass Valley Creek and 'Area 51'" (BLM California news release, 4/26/06)
RELATED: "Shasta greenbelt preservationists must look ahead" (Redding Record Searchlight, 4/30/06)
RELATED: "BLM OKs Area 51 swap" (Redding Record Searchlight, 4/27/06)
"BLM imposes fire restrictions" (BLM California news release, 4/25/06)
"Northeast California draft land use plans available" (BLM California news release, 4/25/06)
"BLM Wins Award for California Coastal National Monument Plan" (News.bytes Extra, 5/1/06)
"Cemex plans canyon mining by 2008 Santa Clarita continues fight despite project progression" (Los Angeles Daily News, 4/30/06)
"Old Spanish National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement" (BLM New Mexico website)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
MEET YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Ron Schiller...
EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Jennifer Mata
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"BLM seeks public input on regulatory efforts to update linear rights-of-way rental payment schedule" (BLM national news release, 4/27/06)
"Federal land management agencies release joint strategy for reducing fuels on land at risk to catastrophic wildfire" (Department of the Interior/Department of Agriculture joint news release, 4/28/06)
"Deal-maker Kempthorne could find success in D.C." (Idaho Statesman, 4/30/06)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer
"Anniella pulchra - The California Legless Lizard" (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories website)
RELATED: "California legless lizard" (Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan)
RELATED: "Anniella pulchra" (CalPhotos online database)
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