A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 244 - 8/15/06
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- Groups Sue to protect Desert Tortoise Habitat
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week: San Joaquin Antelope Squirrels
- Weed of the week: Mediterranean Sage
- Marijuana Raids
- Headlines and highlights: Wild horse gather, Off the Grid Energy Fest, jobs, and more
- Upcoming Events
- National and/or Department of the Interior items
Also see this issue of News.bytes online at:
"Groups sue for tortoise land" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 08/15/06)
"Suit: Plans won't protect tortoise" (San Bernardino Sun, 08/15/06)
"Off-roaders subject of lawsuit" (The Press Enterprise, 08/14/06)
"Protecting our tortoise habitats" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 08/14/06)
Related: Desert Tortoise Habitat (pdf, 2mb) (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 8/14/06)
Related: Desert Tortoise Natural Area (BLM Webpage)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
WEED OF THE WEEK: Mediterranean Sage...
Marijuana Plants Seized
"Large Pot Bust Made In El Dorado Hills" (KCRA, 08/14/06)
"Pot raid near Folsom Lake" (Sacramento Bee, 08/16/06)
A raid on a Colusa County marijuana-growing operation - the third in 15 days - led to a rare arrest of an accused drug grower, authorities said Friday Sheriff's deputies and an agent of the federal Bureau of Land Management seized 1,096 pot plants at Dead Shot Flat, a rugged, poison oak-choked part of the Indian Valley/Walker Ridge Recreation Area, said Lt. Doug Turner of the Colusa County Sheriff's Department.
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"BLM gathers Wild Horses that will be put up for Adoption" (Burney Intermountain News, 08/11/06)
"The BLM joins Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in co-sponsoring the first 'Off the Grid Energy Fest'" (News.bytes Extra)
"Cottonwood Fire now in the hands of BLM fire managers" (The Daily Independent, 8/13/06)
"Report: BLM right to suspend employee" (Bakersfield Californian, 08/14/06)
"Experts say border fence would hurt bighorn sheep" (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, 08/14/06)
BLM's Needles Field Office Closed this week while Moving to New Location (BLM News Release, 08/01/06)
"Cal-Nev pipeline addition planned" (The Press Enterprise, 8/11/06)
"Judge Issues Injunction on Grazing Rules" (Los Angeles Times, 08/11/06)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
BLM Northwest Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Shelter Cove (BLM News Release, 08/09/06)
Piedras Blancas Light Station Tour, 08/19/06
Ridgecrest Steering Committee Meeting, 08/24/06
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS"Recreational activities add up to big economic profit" (Long Beach Press-Telegram, 08/12/06)
Study finds outdoor activities worth up to $730B per year to the U.S. "I know the importance. My goodness, it's everywhere," said Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, who oversees the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management, public lands that draw millions of users.
WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer
SOURCE: "San Joaquin Antelope Squirrel" (BLM California, Bakersfield Field Office)
RELATED: "San Joaquin Antelope Squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelsoni)" (California State University, Stanislaus, Endangered Species Recovery Program)
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