<![CDATA[ BLM California News Releases ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/rss/news_releases/ca.html BLM California News Releases en-us Thu, 28 May 2015 16:19:34 -0600 News capubrm@ca.blm.gov (California Info) <![CDATA[ ?Biggest Little Critters in the Creek? Kicks Off King Range Summer Hike Series ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/biggestlittlecritters.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/biggestlittlecritters.html Thu, 28 May 2015 16:19:34 -0600 "Biggest Little Critters in the Creek," a free, guided hike to discover macroinvertebrate creatures, will kick off the annual King Range summer hike series on Northern California's Lost Coast Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Presents 2015 "Making a Difference" National Volunteer Award to Bodfish Resident ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/volunteeraward-bodfishresident.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/volunteeraward-bodfishresident.html Thu, 28 May 2015 15:33:02 -0600

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today presented its prestigious "Making a Difference" National Volunteer Awards for outstanding volunteer service in 2014 on BLM-managed lands. Among the recipients of the award were Ted Brummer, a recreation and visitor services volunteer at the Keysville Special Recreation Management Area outside of the town of Lake Isabella. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM, USFS Plans for Public Lands in Nevada and Northeastern California Provide for Greater Sage-Grouse Protection, Balanced Development ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/greatersage-grouseprotection.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/greatersage-grouseprotection.html Thu, 28 May 2015 14:51:50 -0600

Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released final environmental reviews for land use plans in Nevada and Northeastern California that will help to conserve greater sage-grouse habitat and support sustainable economic development. The land management plans, developed during the past three years in partnership with the states and with input from local partners, will benefit wildlife, outdoor recreation, ranching and other traditional land uses that rely on a healthy sagebrush landscape. ]]> <![CDATA[ Media Advisory: BLM Presents 2015 "Making a Difference" National Volunteer Award to Bodfish Resident ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/volunteerawardceremony.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/volunteerawardceremony.html Wed, 27 May 2015 13:56:02 -0600 WHAT: Recognition event to present Ted Brummer with the prestigious "Making a Difference" National Volunteer Award for outstanding volunteer service.

WHEN: Thurs., May 28, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: The award will be presented at the BLM Bakersfield Field Office located at 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, Calif. and will be connected via live video conference hosted to the BLM's headquarters in Washington, D.C. as well as seven states around the country.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior (on pre-taped video); David Haines, Deputy Assistant Secretary Land & Minerals Management.; Steve Ellis, BLM Deputy Director; BLM California State Director Jim Kenna
BACKGROUND: The annual "Making a Difference" Award recognizes exceptional volunteers who have contributed thousands of hours improving the public lands. Their work ranges from trail repairs, providing environmental education and visitor services to monitoring and habitat restoration.  

Ted Brummer has been a recreation and visitor services volunteer with the BLM for over a decade. His work focuses on visitor education, trash clean up, historical interpretation, historical resource monitoring, and local history research for the Keysville Special Recreation Management Area outside of the town of Lake Isabella ]]> <![CDATA[ Bus Service, Group Reservations Available for Bizz Johnson Trail Visitors ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/busservice-bizzjohnson.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/busservice-bizzjohnson.html Tue, 26 May 2015 12:54:48 -0600

Local bus service and a program offering bike shuttles for large groups will make this summer's trips on the Bizz Johnson National Recreational Trail convenient by eliminating the need to arrange vehicle shuttles. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Public Input for California Coastal National Monument Resource Management Plan Amendment ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/publicinputforccnmrmpamendment.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/publicinputforccnmrmpamendment.html Thu, 21 May 2015 15:15:09 -0600 UKIAH, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management's Ukiah Field Office is seeking public input as it updates the land use plan for the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) and its expansion to the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Nominations to Advisory Councils Including Central California and Carrizo Plain ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/racnominations-cencal-carrizoplain.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/racnominations-cencal-carrizoplain.html Thu, 21 May 2015 12:10:03 -0600

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on 15 Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), including the Central California RAC, which advise the BLM on public land issues. This request also applies to BLM's Carrizo Plain National Monument (California) Advisory Committee (MAC). As published in a notice in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations for 30 days. ]]> <![CDATA[ Fire Restrictions Now in Effect for Bakersfield Field Office ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/bakofirerestrictions.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/bakofirerestrictions.html Thu, 14 May 2015 16:38:27 -0600

In response to the increasing high fire danger, the Sequoia National Forest, Tule River Reservation and Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office have announced fire restrictions for federal and state-protected lands within several Central California counties effective May 6. ]]> <![CDATA[ Volunteers Welcome for Archaeology Week Projects ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/archaeologyweekprojects.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/archaeologyweekprojects.html Tue, 12 May 2015 12:10:35 -0600

Opportunities to learn about archaeology and to try out archaeological field work are available June 15 through 19, when the Bureau of Land Management holds its second annual Archaeology Volunteer Week near Susanville. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Trinity River Campgrounds Open May 20 ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/trinityrivercampground.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/trinityrivercampground.html Tue, 12 May 2015 12:07:40 -0600

With summer camping season just around the corner, the Bureau of Land Management has announced that Trinity River campgrounds will open Wednesday, May 20. ]]>