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Issue 600- 11/14/13   -  
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Community Day eventSpeakers at Patton Museum EventBLM Director Neil KornzeSecretary Jewel views the ocean at Point Arena Stornetta Public lands. BLM photoWork crew poses for a photo on top of a pile of tires. BLM photo

THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- America's Great Outdoors
- On BLM Social Media
- Upcoming Events
- Honoring Veterans and Employees
- Wildlife Trivia Question of the Week
- Headlines and Highlights: Assorted topics from your public lands in California
- National and Department of the Interior items

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AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS

Secretary Jewel views the ocean from the Point Arena Stornetta Public lands. BLM photoSecretary Jewell Visits Point Arena Stornetta Public Lands in Mendocino County
(News.bytes Extra)
More than 300 residents of the Mendocino Coast turned out for a public listening session hosted by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to share the community vision to conserve a scenic and significant area of coastal public lands in Mendocino County. Secretary Jewell was joined by Congressman Jared Huffman and the BLM Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsbytes/2013/600_extra_-secretary.html

Secretary Sally JewelHuffman and Secretary Jewell Tour Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands
(Ukiah Daily Journal, 11/08/13)
Congressman Jared Huffman joined Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for a tour of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on California's North Coast. Huffman and Jewell also held a public meeting to discuss the addition of the public lands to the California Coastal National Monument.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/shld

Secretray Sally Jewel stands on rocks with ocean wave behind her.Point Arena Hopes Interior Secretary Likes What She Sees
(The Press Democrat, 11/08/13)
Like the stickers worn by many gathered round hoping to win Jewell's support for expansion of the California Coastal National Monument onto land, it was if the whales themselves were urging, "Yes."
http://www.ca.blm.gov/thld

RELATED: BLM Stornetta Public Lands
(BLM Website)
The 1,132 acre Stornetta Public Lands are located along the Mendocino County coastline just north of the town of Point Arena.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ukiah/stornetta.html

People at a Community Day eventRidgecrest and Barstow BLM Team Up for Outreach
(News.bytes Extra)
BLM Park Ranger Arthur (Art) Basulto from the Barstow Field Office, along with Ridgecrest Field Office wildlife biologist Caroline Woods and Resources Branch Chief Robert Pawelek, provided educational outreach during the Community Day held at Naval Air Weapons Station.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsbytes/2013/600_extra_-ridgecrest.html


On BLM Social Media Pages....

Sage GrouseBLM California Facebook Photo Post: BLM Public Workshops in California and Nevada are scheduled for the Draft Greater Sage-grouse Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). See the schedule
http://www.ca.blm.gov/1hld


SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 16: Find a National Public Lands Day Event Near You!
(BLM Website)
The final two events are on November 16th.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/res/volunteers/npld.html

Nov 16: National Public Lands Day, Spruce it Up!
(BLM Website)
At Mountain Springs, 9:00am. Trash Clean-up.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/elcentro/volunteers.html

Dog on guided hikeNov 23: Dog Hike to Indian Pass Wilderness.
(BLM Website)
Meet the park ranger at 9:00am in a high clearance or 4WD vehicle at the intersection of Ogilby and Indian Pass Roads.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/elcentro/recreation/doghikes/iparches.html

November 29, 2013: Dog Hike to North Algodones Dunes Wilderness.
(BLM Website)
Meet the park ranger at 9:00am at the Watchable Wildlife Site parking area located along the Niland-Glamis Road.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/elcentro/recreation/doghikes/nadw.html

Dec. 8: Nominations Due to BLM & US Forest Service for Key Positions on California Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. (USFS Website) Nominations are now being accepted through December 8, 2013 for 11 positions on the 11 member Pacific Southwest Region California Recreation Resource Advisory Committee.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/qhld


HONORING VETERANS AND EMPLOYEES

John Kalish, BLM, speaks to audience with Margit Chiriaco Rusche standing next to him. BLM photo Preserving the Memories of General Patton and the Desert Training Center
(News.bytes Extra)
Acknowledgments and memories were shared at the 25th Annual Veterans Day Celebration, held November 11, 2013 at the General Patton Memorial Museum located at Chiriaco Summit, California.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsbytes/2013/600_extra_-preserving.html

RELATED: World War II Desert Training Center
(BLM Website)
The Desert Training Center was created in 1942...
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/needles/patton.html

Donna McMullen, retired BLMA Recent Retiree from the Bishop BLM Office, Was Honored at the Annual California On Location Awards
(News.bytes Extra)
Donna McMullen, a recent retiree from the Bishop BLM Field Office, was honored at the annual California On Location Awards in Beverly Hills Hotel. She has spent many years handling filming permits for projects in Inyo and Mono County on BLM-managed lands.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsbytes/2013/600_extra_-a_recent.html

Tristan Cole, InternArcata Becomes First BLM Field Office to Enter Consortium of California Herbaria
(News.bytes Extra)
Thanks to the work of Tristan Cole, a conservation and land management intern the Chicago Botanical Garden Conservation Science Program, the BLM Arcata Field Office is the first in California to add plant species to the Consortium of California Herbaria database.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsbytes/2013/600_extra_-arcata.html


WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION of the WEEK
questionmark

What animals can be seen in the winter at the BLM Cache Creek Natural Area, steal the prey of osprey and aquatic mammals, and sometimes hunt and play together as a team?
(a) brown bears
(b) river otters
(c) great blue herons
(d) bald eagles
(e) garter snakes

See answer - and more wildlife stories - near the end of this News.bytes.


HEADLINES and HIGHLIGHTS

Feds Seek Nominations for Public Lands Recreation Committee
(Sacramento Bee, 11/08/13)
The Recreation Resource Advisory Committee serves the U.S. Forest Service and BLM. The committee provides recommendations on recreation fees for federal lands. Each member serves for three years, starting in March 2014.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/rhld

An Informative Evening with The Sierra Fund
(YubanNet, 11/6/13)
Representatives from the BLM and the United States Geological Survey presented the results of assessments of historic mines in the Deer Creek Stocking Flat area, Hirschman's Pond and the Lonesome Lake area on the San Juan Ridge.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/phld

Team photoA Partnership "Treading" New Ground - Prevention of Illegal Dumping
(News.bytes Extra)
More than 3,000 tires were collected in Nevada County in an event to help deter illegal dumping on public lands.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsbytes/2013/600_extra_-prevention.html


NATIONAL, OTHER STATE AND DEPARTMENT of the INTERIOR ITEMS

Neil Kornze, new BLM DirectorObama Picks Nevadan Neil Kornze as Next BLM Head
(High Country News, 11/11/13)
A native Nevadan is expected to become the next overseer of much of the West's public lands. Neil Kornze is President Obama's nominee to head the BLM. Kornze worked on renewable and conventional energy development, transmission siting, and conservation policy. He was instrumental in the Western Solar Plan, which established 17 solar energy zones on public land...
http://www.ca.blm.gov/lhld

This Week at Interior November 8, 2013
(DOI YouTube)
... the Secretary travels to California to launch her youth and public lands education and employment initiative
http://youtu.be/Wxpu4gn7eAc


WILDLIFE TRIVIA Answer and Related Websites

What animals can be seen in the winter at the BLM Cache Creek Natural Area, steal the prey of osprey and aquatic mammals, and sometimes hunt and play together as a team?

Bald Eagle. BLM Photo(d) bald eagles




RELATED: BLM California Wildlife Database (BLM Website)
http://www.ca.blm.gov/2hld

RELATED: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Cornell Website):
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/bald_eagle/lifehistory

RELATED: BLM Cache Creek Natural Area (BLM Website)
This secluded, hilly expanse of oak woodlands, grasslands, and ...
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ukiah/cachecreek.html

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