<![CDATA[ BLM California News Releases ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/rss/news_releases/ca.html BLM California News Releases en-us Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:08:19 -0700 News capubrm@ca.blm.gov (California Info) <![CDATA[ BLM Office Moving to New Location in Susanville ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/eaglelakeofficemove.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/eaglelakeofficemove.html Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:08:19 -0700

The Bureau of Land Management Eagle Lake Field Office, currently at 2950 Riverside Dr. in Susanville, will be moving in February to the Riverside Drive building that houses the Lassen National Forest headquarters. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Holds Socio-Economic Workshop in Marina ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/socio-economicworkshop.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/socio-economicworkshop.html Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:50:00 -0700

MARINA, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a workshop Feb. 4 in Marina to gather information on social and economic issues associated with enhanced well stimulation for oil and gas production on federal mineral resources administered by the BLM's Hollister Field Office. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Issues Decision for Bakersfield Resource Management Plan ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/bakorod.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/bakorod.html Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:13:49 -0700

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today released the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Bakersfield Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS), providing direction for the management of approximately 400,000 acres of public lands and 1.2 million acres of mineral estate in Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kings, Tulare, Madera, eastern Fresno and western Kern counties. ]]> <![CDATA[ Alabama Hills Volunteer Work Day Planned ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/alabamahillsworkday.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/alabamahillsworkday.html Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:50:34 -0700 The Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and the Bureau of Land Management's Bishop Field Office will sponsor a volunteer work day in the Alabama Hills on Sat., Jan. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 
"We will be performing trail maintenance and restoring vegetation on and near the Mobius Arch Loop trail," said Dave Kirk, Alabama Hills steward for the Bishop Field Office. 
 
Participants should meet at the corner of Whitney Portal and Movie roads at 9 a.m. Please come prepared for outdoor work with gloves, hat and sunscreen. BLM will provide tools, trash bags and drinks. For further information, contact Kirk via email at dmkirk@blm.gov, or the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center at (760) 876-6222.
  
The Bureau of Land Management in California manages 11 million acres of unique and diverse desert landscapes rich with recreational, environmental, cultural, historical and archaeological resources. For more information on opportunities to 'Discover the Desert' throughout California, please visit our website at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/cdd/DiscovertheDesert/about.html.
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<![CDATA[ BLM to host 'Discover the Desert' Interpretive Hikes in the Alabama Hills this January ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/dtdhikes-alabama.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/dtdhikes-alabama.html Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:25:14 -0700 The Bureau of Land Management will host interpretive hikes in the Alabama Hills during the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend, Jan. 18 and 19, to discuss film history and view scenic arches as a part of our 'Discover the Desert' initiative.
  
A "Film History in the Alabama Hills" hike will be held Sunday, Jan. 18, and an "Explore the Arches" hike will be held Monday, Jan. 19. Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center, at the corner of Highway 395 and State Route 136 in Lone Pine, to carpool to the site. The driving time is about 10 minutes. Each hiker should carry at least one quart of water and dress in layered clothing for a range of temperatures and windy conditions.
 
"There have been more than 400 movies and countless commercials filmed in the Alabama Hills. On the film history hike, you will hear interesting and amusing stories about numerous productions as you explore the camera locations. This walk covers an area of Movie Flat that includes locations from memorable films such as "Gunga Din," "Bad Day at Black Rock," "Tremors" and "Django Unchained,'"” said Dave Kirk, Alabama Hills steward for the BLM's Bishop Field Office. The film history hike will take one to 1½ hours and is a relatively easy walk covering less than a mile.
 
"On the arches hike, you can learn about the geologic processes that shaped the hills. The hike includes Mobius, Heart, and Eye of the Alabama arches. You’ll also discover that there's more to the Alabama Hills than just Movie Flat! The hike includes scenic vistas of the Sierra, Inyo Mountains and Owens Lake, plus a visit to a riparian zone in the heart of the hills," Kirk said. The arches hike will take 2 ½ to three hours and requires a good fitness level. The hike is a loop about 3.5 miles in distance with some moderately strenuous sections. The entire hike is on trail and/or multi-use routes. Appropriate footwear is required.
 
Discover the Desert focuses on connecting people with spectacular places and resources in the California desert by working with gateway communities and partners to identify opportunities for education and interpretation through the arts, sciences, tourism and recreation.
 
The Bureau of Land Management in California manages 11 million acres of unique and diverse desert landscapes rich with recreational, environmental, cultural, historical and archaeological resources. For more information on opportunities to 'Discover the Desert' throughout California, please visit our website at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/cdd/DiscovertheDesert/about.html.
 
For more information on interpretative hikes in the Alabama Hills, contact Dave Kirk via email at dmkirk@blm.gov, or the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center at (760) 876-6222.
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<![CDATA[ Wild Horses and Burros Available for Adoption in Ferndale ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/ferndaleadoption.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/ferndaleadoption.html Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:18:38 -0700

Wild mustangs and burros from public lands in northern California and Nevada are headed for the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale, Calif. where they will be available for public adoption Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14. ]]> <![CDATA[ Ribbon Cutting for New Trail Planned at Fort Ord National Monument ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/CA-CC-15-08.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/CA-CC-15-08.html Tue, 6 Jan 2015 16:33:41 -0700

The Bureau of Land Management and Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, Jan. 10, to open a new trail segment developed by volunteers on the Fort Ord National Monument. ]]> <![CDATA[ U.S. District Court Issues Final Judgment and Order for Eagle Mountain Land Exchange in Riverside County ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-SO-15-08.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-SO-15-08.html Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:34:19 -0700

  ]]> <![CDATA[ DUI and Registration Checkpoint Planned for New Year Holiday ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-CDD-15-10.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-CDD-15-10.html Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:05:22 -0700

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. - Law Enforcement Officers with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting driving under the influence (DUI) and registration checkpoints on public lands within Imperial County from Dec. 26 through Jan. 4. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and checking drivers for proper registration and licensing. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Solicits Comments on Agua Caliente Proposed Land Exchange ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-CDD-15-09.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-CDD-15-09.html Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:44:44 -0700

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) addressing a proposed land exchange between the BLM and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Today's release of the Draft EIS initiates a 90-day public comment period ending March  29, 2015. ]]>