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Issue 631-07/03/14- Visit us on Facebook -- Follow us on Twitter -- Share us with friends and colleagues!
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- Public Lands Light Show
- Fire Management
Headlines and Highlights
- Wildlife Trivia Question of the Week
- BLM and Department of Interior Highlights
- Upcoming BLM California Events
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Looking for a Light Show on Your July 4th Weekend? (BLM Facebook) Here's what you'll find on BLM public lands. When you're packing for the trip to the lake, mountains or desert, please leave the fireworks at home. It's dry out there, so be careful with any use of fire. http://ow.ly/yHQvD
Enjoy Some of the Stars and Stripes Displayed in BLM California Desert Areas
(BLM Facebook) http://ow.ly/yHWT6
Showing Our Stars and Stripes (BLM Facebook) We hope this inspires you to get outdoors this holiday weekend. http://ow.ly/yHRsp
RELEATED: Visit Our Discover The Coast Website (BLM website)
Learn more about our Discover the Coast initiative, partnerships, and events. http://ow.ly/voNJ2
A Week to Remember, Reflect, and Learn (BLM Facebook) One year ago today, the wildland fire community suffered the tragic loss of 19 firefighters on the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona. The purpose of this week is to honor our fallen firefighters by making a commitment that we will apply the lessons we have learned every day, on every fireline we walk, and with every decision we make. http://ow.ly/yHOoP
Butts Fire Evacuees Face Another Night Away from Home
(Press Democrat, 07/01/14) Dorothy Hurst sat in the shade Wednesday outside an evacuation center set up for more than 200 households threatened by the steadily marching wildfire in the rugged hills of the Napa-Lake county border. http://ow.ly/yKcmH
BLM Initiates Emergency Fire Prevention Closure in Whitewater Canyon
(BLM News Release) Effective June 30, 2014, the BLM has temporary closed public lands in and near Whitewater Canyon, in Riverside County, Calif., due to hazardous fire conditions.
Walker Public Land Clean Up (BLM Facebook) We'd like to give a big shout-out to the Topaz Interagency Fire Crew and the Student Conservation Association for working with our BLM Bishop Field Office Recreation Program last Wednesday to pick up nearly 3,000 pounds of garbage from the Walker area illegal dump site in Mono County. http://ow.ly/yIitB
Help Us Spread the Message...Fire Danger is High this 4th of July!
(BLM Facebook) Follow established fire restrictions guidance and wildfire prevention measures in your area. BLM's Redding Field Office will be sharing the wildfire prevention message at the annual Weaverville Community 4th of July Parade. http://ow.ly/yHNlK
RELATED: BLM Announces Fire Restrictions for Lands Managed by Redding Field Office (BLM News Release) http://ow.ly/yHNUz
RELATED: Fire Officials Stress Caution over July Fourth Holiday
(BLM News Release)
Think It's Safe this July 4th Weekend to Have an Illegal Campfire on the Beach?
(BLM Facebook) BLM posts fire restrictions in the King Range and shares photos of a burned area caused by careless beach campers last year. http://ow.ly/yHLsL
RELATED: BLM Announces Fire Restrictions for Lands Managed by Arcata Field Office (BLM News Release) The BLM is implementing fire restrictions for public lands managed by the Arcata Field Office in Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and Mendocino counties. The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. http://ow.ly/yHMyF
OTHER CALIFORNIA HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
BLM's Lynda Roush Retiring After 40-Year Career
(Redwood Times, 06/28/14)
Lynda J. Roush, manager of the BLM's Arcata Field Office, is retiring after a 40-year career in government service. http://ow.ly/yHZPl
RELATED: BLM's Lynda Roush Retiring After 40-year Career
(BLM News Release)
Roush has had a distinguished career, serving in posts across California before coming to the North Coast where she plans to reside in retirement. http://ow.ly/yHKaR
Quaker Valley Grad Uses Hobby to Help Federal Agency
(TribLive Neighborhoods, 06/25/14) Bob Wick's photos help to document federally protected property. The federal land that the BLM oversees is very vast and very unknown. It's kind of the last frontier of photography in the United States.
Land of Extremes: A Long Road Nears Its End, as Museum Comes to Life
(Imperial Valley Press, 06/28/14) Over the next year, the Imperial Valley Desert Museum will be fabricating and installing a permanent exhibit called the Land of Extremes. It will be an exhibit on the human adaptation to the desert environment. http://ow.ly/yI0uy
First Day of Work for the Sacramento Generation Green Crew
The program exposes high school students to careers in natural resources. The Sacramento Gen. Green Crew is working in partnership with U.S. Forest Service and BLM's Mother Lode Field Office. http://ow.ly/yHPsF
Agents Serve Search Warrant, Take Indian Artifacts (Sierra Wave, 06/29/14)
Rangers and special agents of the BLM served a federal search warrant on a home in Lone Pine as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged theft and destruction of ancient Native American burial artifacts. http://ow.ly/yHZsY
Nevada County Shooting Suspect has Ties to Extremist Group
(ABC News 10, 06/27/14) The man accused of shooting and injuring a BLM Officer and a California Highway Patrol officer was arraigned Thursday morning in Nevada County Superior Court. http://ow.ly/yIa46
BLM Initiates Environmental Review of Major Transmission Line in California Desert (BLM News Release) The BLM today published a Notice of Intent to conduct an environmental review on the impacts of the West of Devers Upgrade Project in Riverside and San Bernardino County. http://ow.ly/yHKDX
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION of the WEEK
What distinction does the White-tailed antelope squirrel hold?
a. it is the rarest of antelope squirrels
b. it is the most widespread of antelope squirrels in North America
c. it is the largest of antelope squirrels
d. it is the smallest of antelope squirrels
e. it is the most easily sunburned antelope squirrel
------> See answer near the end of this issue of News.bytes.