A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 262 - 1/4/07
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- Virtual Visitor: Eastern States
- 60 years of BLM history, part 6
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week
- Trashing public land recreation?
- Employee profile
- Headlines and highlights: Appointments, renovation, Surprise Canyon, jobs, more
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: BLM director resigns, reorganization, wildfire costs, energy corridors, more
celebrates 60 years
Part 6: "A Change of Course"
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 sixth in a series of video slide shows revealing BLM's history.
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WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
TRASHING PUBLIC LAND RECREATION ?
"Trash triggers restrictions on BLM land" (Colfax Record, 12/20/06)
FOLLOWUP: "Illegal dumping becomes target concern for shooting area" (Colfax Record, 1/3/07)
"Gettin' down and dirty" (Redding Record Searchlight, 1/3/07)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Kempthorne announces new appointments to BLM desert advisory council" (BLM California news release, 12/20/06)
"Water district's man with vision looks forward -- to retirement " (San Diego Union-Tribune, 12/27/06)
"Renovation begins at former health spa" (San Bernardino County Sun, 12/27/06)
"Save 'Surprise'" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 12/25/06)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Tim Dunfee...
SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS
Jan. 8 - There's a monument in your backyard
Jan. 10 - Wind energy: an illustrated lecture
Jan. 15 - Nature hike to Indian Portrero
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"BLM reorganization plan sparks wilderness alarm" (Sacramento Bee, 12/23/06)
RELATED: "Editorial: Protect conservation" (Sacramento Bee, 1/2/07)
"Secretary Kempthorne announces resignation of Kathleen Clarke" (Department of the Interior news release, 12/28/06)
"Environmental study will consider comments on impacts of energy corridors on federal lands in the west" (Bureau of Land Management national news release, 12/19/06)
"As costs of wildfires grow, so does a question: Who should pay?" (New York Times, 1/2/07)
"BLM announces new appointments to national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board" (BLM national news release, 12/20/06)
"BLM Will Implement TLS On All Secure Web Sites February 5, 2007" (BLM national website)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer
SOURCE: "Least chipmunk, Tamias minimus" (BLM California wildlife database)
RELATED: "Tamias minimus (least chipmunk)" (University of Michigan, Animal Diversity Web)
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