A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 246 - 8/29/06
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- National Public Lands Day
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week: Red Foxes
- Weed of the week: Houndstounge
- Headlines and highlights: Advisory Councils, CHIPS Program, Marijuana eradication, jobs, and more
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: BLM Director appoints Mike Ferguson as Assistant Director
- Upcoming Events
Also see this issue of News.bytes online at:
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - volunteers wanted!
Folsom Field Office,
South Fork American River Public Lands: volunteer appreciation items will include T-shirts, posters, snack bars and other items.
Barstow Field Office,
Rainbow Basin Natural Area Improvement Project: Take part in one of six projects, including removing replacing missing shade for picnic tables, and repairing road erosion caused by heavy rain.
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
WEED OF THE WEEK: Houndstongue...
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"BLM advisory council sees northwest California issues and landscapes first-hand" (News.bytes Extra)
"Drug czar bears gifts in his visit to Valley" (Sacramento Bee, 8/26/06)
"Pot cultivation called 'big business'" (Sacramento Bee, 8/24/06)
"North Coast beachers turning from wild to styled" (Mid-County Post, 8/22/06)
"CHIPS program catches congressman's eye" (The Calaveras Enterprise, 08/28/06)
Bizz Johnson Bus Shuttle Service Set for Saturday, Sept. 2 (BLM News Release, 8/23/06)
RELATED: Bizz Johnson Trail (BLM Website)
"Firefighting costs top $53 million" (The Eureka Reporter, 8/28/06)
"Two Bakersfield Firefighters Injured In Nevada Blaze" (KERO, 08/24/06)
"Santa Clarita Creates Citizen Coalition to Fight Cemex" (KHTS, 08/28/06)
"City Launches Brochure War Against Cemex" (Santa Clarita Signal, 08/24/06)
"Cemex fights back on PR front" (Los Angeles Daily News, 08/25/06)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"BLM Director Appoints Mike Ferguson as Assistant Director for Business and Fiscal Resources" (BLM national news release, 08/28/06)
"Thieves and Vandals Put a National Gem at Risk" (Los Angeles Times, 08/28/06)
Santa Rosa/San Jacinto Monument Advisory Committee meeting, September 9
There's a National Monument in Your Backyard, September 14
WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer
RELATED: "(Non-native) red fox" (California Department of Fish and Game, Habitat Conservation Planning Branch)
RELATED: "Introduced red fox in California" (California Department of Fish and Game website)
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