A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 260 - 12/12/06
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- 60 years of the BLM: part 4, "The Railroad Era"
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week
- Weed of the week
- Carrizo Plain National Monument
- Headlines and highlights: Mining heritage park, burros, cleanup, jobs, more
- Santa Clarita sand and gravel mine
- Selected upcoming events
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: New interagency recreation pass
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|BLM celebrates 60 years
Part 4: "The Railroad Era"
Created by Congress in 1946, BLM's roots go back to 1812 and the General Land Office -- and even further back to the creation of the United States. Join us for this fourth in a series of video slide shows revealing BLM's history.
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WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
"Tracking elk recovery on the Carrizo Plain" (San Luis Obispo Tribune, 12/12/06)
"Carrizo advisory committee plans January meeting" (BLM California news release, 12/6/06)
"Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee members" (BLM California website)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Guild will lease BLM park" (Redding Record Searchlight, 12/12/06)
"Barge Hole pretty again" (Red Bluff Daily News, 12/9/06)
"Roundup opposed" (San Bernardino County Sun, 12/12/06)
RELATED: "BLM plans town hall meeting on pending wild burro capture" (BLM California news release, 12/4/06)
"Prescribed burns at Fort Ord" (News.bytes Extra)
"Building a better desert" (Barstow Desert Dispatch, 12/12/06)
"BLM extends comment period for Furnace Creek Road" (BLM California news release, 12/7/06)
" Marijuana a problem on private lands" (The Hollister Pinnacle)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
Current job listings include:
SANTA CLARITA SAND AND GRAVEL MINE
"Policy affects mining" (The Santa Clarita Signal, 12/6/06)
"City lobbies Washington to stop mine" (The Santa Clarita Signal, 12/6/06)
"Feinstein to back city on Cemex fight" (Santa Clarita Signal, 12/7/06)
"City's anti-Cemex tab $7.7 million" (Santa Clarita Signal, 12/10/06)
"The long reach of a global giant" (The Santa Clarita Signal, 12/11/06)
"First bill by Smyth on Cemex" (Los Angeles Daily News, 12/8/06)
SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS
Dec. 13: There's a monument in your backyard!
Dec. 16 - Piedras Blancas Lightstation public tour
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"New interagency pass program will help public enjoy enhanced recreation sites on public lands" (Department of the Interior/U.S. Forest Service news release, 12/5/06)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer
SOURCE: "Bobcat - Lynx rufus" (BLM California wildlife database)
RELATED: "Lynx rufus (bobcat)" (University of Michigan Animal Diversity Web)
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