A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 257 - 11/21/06
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- Video slide show: "60 years of the BLM"
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week
- Weed of the week
- Alternative energy
- Wild horses and mules
- Headlines and highlights: firefighting, filming, marijuana, mushrooms, more
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: Will wildfires exceed firefighting?
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|BLM celebrates 60 years, part 1: "Building a nation"
November, 2006 marks the Bureau of Land Management's 60th anniversary as a multiple-use, land management agency. Created by Congress in 1946, BLM's roots go back to 1812 with establishment of the General Land Office -- and even further back to the creation of the United States. Join us for part one in this series of video slide shows revealing BLM's history.
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WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
WEED OF THE WEEK: Wavyleaf thistle...
RELATED: "Cirsium undulatum (Nutt.) Spreng.; wavyleaf thistle" (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service)
"Court rules Medicine Lake geothermal plant null, void" (Mt. Shasta News, 11/15/06)
RELATED: "Court pulls plug on power plant" (Redding Record Searchlight, 11/14/06)
"Valley green energy boosted" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 11/21/06)
"Babies steal the spotlight at wild horse and mule adoption" (News.bytes Extra)
"A new home for wild animals" (Ridgecrest Daily Independent, 11/19/06)
"Own a piece of the West" (San Luis Obispo Tribune, 11/21/06)
"BLM sets meeting of National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board for December 11 in Las Vegas" (BLM national news release, 11/15/06)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"The future of the Alabama Hills" (News.bytes Extra)
"Trolling for debris" (Redding Record Searchlight, 11/16/06)
"Marijuana gardens leave mark on the environment" (Redding Record Searchlight, 11/21/06)
"BLM to burn brush piles at Fort Ord" (BLM California news release, 11/20/06)
RELATED: "BLM plans tour of Fort Ord hazard fuel reduction project" (BLM California news release, 11/20/06)
"BLM offers personal and commercial permits to gather mushrooms" (BLM
California Coastal National Monument RMP Receives Third Planning Award
RELATED: "California Coastal National Monument" (BLM California)
"Patrol funds run dry" (Imperial Valley Press, 11/15/06)
RELATED: "Imperial County Sand Dunes Recreational Area" (BLM California, El Centro Field Office)
"ATVs tearing up the coast, county" (Fort Bragg Advocate-News, 11/16/06)
RELATED: "Cow Mountain" (BLM California, Ukiah Field Office)
"Committee looking at criteria for new state university site" (Ridgecrest Daily Independent, 11/19/06)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"Fires likely to exceed agencies' resources" (Portland Oregonian, 11/21/06)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer
SOURCE: "Northern Flying Squirrel - Glaucomys sabrinus" (BLM California wildlife database)
RELATED: "Myotis yumanensis (Yuma Myotis)" (Idaho Museum of Natural History)
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