A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 232 - 5/24/06
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- Introducing "Beyond the Brochure"
- Wildfire danger and prevention
- Wild horses and burros
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week
- Weed of the week
- Recreation on public lands
- Energy rights-of-way
- Headlines and highlights: Scouts leave no trace, tower of trash, Hollywood, jobs, more
- Meet your advisory council members
- On the BLM California calendar
- National and/or Department of the Interior items
"BEYOND THE BROCHURE"
WILD HORSES AND BURROS
"Wild horse and burro volunteers" (News.bytes Extra)
"Free horse training/gentling sessions coming to Lakeport" (BLM California news release, 5/17/06)
RELATED: "BLM plans mustang, burro adoption event" (Lake County Record-Bee, 5/22/06)
"House votes to stop sale of wild horses" (Associated Press, in San Francisco Chronicle)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
WEED OF THE WEEK: Hoary cress...
WILDFIRE DANGER AND PREVENTION
"Caution urged amid fire season" (Bakersfield Californian, 5/17/06)
"Firefighters trade training for real thing" (Porterville Recorder, 5/19/06)
"Children get fired-up about safety" (Tehachapi News, 5/12/06)
EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Deborah Santiago...
RECREATION ON PUBLIC LANDS
"Bizz Johnson Trail open; Trail improvements underway" (BLM California news release, 5/24/06)
"New permit system will help direct King Range management" (BLM California news release, 5/23/06)
BLM to enforce dry season use restrictions in the Clear Creek Management Area" (BLM California news release, 5/19/06)
"Briefs: River, Paynes Creek to be explored" (Chico Enterprise-Record, 5/20/06)
"Draft environmental document for proposed electric transmission line available for public review" (BLM California news release, 5/23/06)
RELATED: "Ariz.-Calif. power line mulled" (Arizona Republic, 5/19/06)
"Wind power; Answers blowing in the wind" (Mammoth Times, 5/18/06)
"Power lines and pipelines draw closer to parklands" (Los Angeles Times, 5/23/06)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Girl Scouts take the Juliette Low LNT Challenge" (News.bytes Extra)
"SYRCL teams up to restore wildlife habitat" (Grass Valley Union, 5/22/06)
"Helping is the fuel that fires his run" (Los Angeles Daily News, 5/15/06)
"'Tower of Trash' offers clean-forest message" (Mountain Democrat, 5/23/06)
"Open house planned regarding arsenic remediation plans" (BLM California news release, 5/23/06)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
"Attracting more Hollywood action to desert" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 5/15/06)
"Environmental assessment to remove the trespass facilities and non-native plant species at Wild Spring available for public review" (BLM California news release, 5/23/06)
"BLM announces upcoming prescribed burn in Clear Creek Canyon" (BLM California news release, 5/24/06)
"Road would be boost for boaters" (Stockton Record, 5/18/06)
RELATED: "Ambitious reservoir road plan announced" (Union Democrat, 5/17/06)
"All eyes on growth plan holdouts" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 5/19/06)
RELATED: "Holdout cities should back conservation plan as midnight nears" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 5/21/06)
MEET YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Helen S. May...
ON THE BLM CALIFORNIA CALENDAR...
There's a Monument in your backyard
Ridgecrest Steering Committee meeting
Northeastern California Land Use Plans public meetings
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"Daunting Mission: safeguarding land on skimpy budget; BLM assigned huge responsibility with tiny staff, study finds" (Washington Post, reprinted in San Francisco Chronicle, 5/21/06)
RELATED: "Saving Western culture" (Washington Post, 5/22/06)
"House passes bill to speed OK of post-fire timber sales; Managers could use generic guidelines" (San Francisco Chronicle, 5/18/06)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer
RELATED: "Martes americana (American marten)" (University of Michigan, Animal Diversity Web)
"American marten (Martes americana)" (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website)
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