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Issue 634-07/24/14- Visit us on Facebook -- Follow us on Twitter -- Share us with friends and colleagues!
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- Discover the Coast
- Headlines and Highlights
- Wildlife Trivia Question of the Week
- BLM and Department of Interior Highlights
- Upcoming BLM California Events
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Point Arena Celebrates a National Monument (News.Bytes Extra)
Residents and visitors converged on the southern Mendocino Coast Saturday to celebrate their access to public lands in their own backyard. They focused a full day on the California Coastal National Monument, and the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands unit,with hikes, art, poetry and film. http://ow.ly/zvIhC
VIDEO: Discover the Coast @ Point Arena - Community Celebration
(BLM YouTube) Join the community of Point Arena as they celebrate the public lands in and around the City of Point Arena. http://youtu.be/X3oHM9fktYI
RELATED: Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands
(BLM Website) http://ow.ly/zv7FI
Point Arena-Stornetta California Coastal National Monument
(Ukiah Daily Journal News, 07/15/14) Contagious enthusiasm; Ann Cole, executive director of the Mendocino Land Trust, sums up the large-scale, community-wide effort that reached all the way to the White House and culminated in the historic designation of the Point Arena-Stornetta California Coastal National Monument. http://ow.ly/zs0bP
Visit Our Discover The Coast Website (BLM website)
Learn more about our Discover the Coast initiative, partnerships, and events. http://ow.ly/voNJ2
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION of the WEEK
What bird am I? I was likely spotted by hikers on the Point Arena-Stornetta coastal bird walk this weekend. The male of my species might be considered chauvinist by some human behavioral standards. For example, males tend to forage higher in trees than females, and when courting females, they accentuate their yellow, black and white feathers by raising their wings and fluffing their crown feathers, and hop from perch to perch, making chipping noises at us.
Other things about me..
(a.) We are probably the most frequently encountered wood warblers.
(b.) We are the most versatile foragers compared to other warblers. We catch flying insects, eat wild seeds and eat berries in fall.
(c.) We are the only warbler able to digest the waxes found in bayberries and wax myrtles.
------> See answer near the end of this issue of News.bytes.
OTHER CALIFORNIA HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to Camp Smokey (News.Bytes Extra) Among the many exciting exhibits found at the California State Fair in Sacramento is a place where children of all ages can learn and have fun with the one and only Smokey Bear: Camp Smokey! http://ow.ly/zvARh
RELATED: Bienvenidos to Camp Smokey!
(BLM Facebook )
For a fun family day stop by California State Fair and visit Camp Smokey take a picture with the friendliest bear of the forest Smokey Bear. http://ow.ly/zuKXQ
Summer fun at Camp Wesson with the BLM! (BLM Facebook) The three-day camp provides an opportunity for inner-city youth to participate in an array of recreational activities unavailable to most at-risk kids, such as archery, wall-climbing, swimming and hiking. http://ow.ly/zvVZG
Massive Raid to Help Yurok Tribe Combat Illegal Pot Grows
(LA Times, 07/21/14)
The California National Guard on Monday joined more than a dozen other agencies to help the Yurok tribe combat rampant marijuana grows that have threatened the reservation's water supply, harmed its salmon and interfered with cultural ceremonies. http://ow.ly/zv4yw
Wilderness 50 Celebration at Stevens Camp (BLM Facebook)
The Event was a huge success thanks to some of BLM's key partners including Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Friends of the Black Rock, and the Back Country Horseman. Participants were encouraged to bring their pets which resulted in numerous dogs running around the camp. http://ow.ly/zxMEA
High Fire Potential Brings Fire Prevention Group to Desert District
(BLM News Release) A fire prevention group and additional fire prevention patrols have arrived in the California Desert District to help emphasize fire prevention information and the implementation of Stage III Fire Restrictions. http://ow.ly/zvROo