- Not for Educators Only
- Wildlife Trivia Question of the Week
- Where is this? Interactive photo quiz
- Photo Album: Cosumnes River Preserve
- Meet your Advisory Council members: Robert MacMullin
- Profile: Tim Read
- Off-roading disputes increasing?
- "The price of preservation?" and outdoor recreation
- Coachella Valley
- Coast Dairies
- Blue Ridge-Berryessa Natural area
- Bookstore Feature: "Definitive Guide to Fishing in Central California"
- Grazing rules: Short-term harm for long-term gain?
- Endangered Species Act turns 30
- Headlines and Highlights, including:
- BLM's Schultz retiring after 30-year career
- BLM staffers retire after long Northeast California careers
- New bill targets Cemex gravel mine
- Land "withdrawal" for Navy training proposed
- ...and more
- Selected Upcoming Events
TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK
The Anna's hummingbird can be found in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, forests, chaparral, agricultural areas, and residential areas. What distinction has this helped Anna's hummingbird achieve:
(Photo credit: Dr. Lloyd Glenn ingles, California Academy of Sciences)
(a) Is it the most common hummingbird in California (that is, there are more of this hummingbird than any other type)?
(b) Is it the largest of the hummingbirds in California?
(c) Does it have the most widespread range (that is, it appears in more areas of California than any other type of hummingbird)?
(d) Has it developed the best camouflage of any hummingbird in California? or,
(e) Is it the most threatened by development of its habitat?
-- See answer near the end of this issue of News.bytes --
- interactive photo quiz
1. Mecca Hills Wilderness Area
2. Kiavah Wilderness Area
3. Kingston Range Wilderness Area
Take your best guess and check your answer against other readers, in our interactive photo quiz:
ALBUM: Cosumnes River Preserve
|Related: "Cosumnes River Preserve" (BLM California Web site) http://www.ca.blm.gov/folsom/cosumpres.html|
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Robert MacMullin
Northwest California Advisory Council member Robert MacMullin represents the public-at-large on the council. As a professional consultant, he has worked on numerous natural resource concerns such as the Headwaters Forest Reserve, King Range National Conservation Area, Trinity River watershed and fire reforestation. Read more in our weekly News.bytes feature:
Tim Read is another valued BLMer who has made the tough decision to retire. Read about Tim's road from his "humble beginnings" marking trees in Medford, Oregon, to manager of BLM California's Barstow Field Office:
OFF-ROADING DISPUTES ON THE INCREASE?
"Making tracks, making
enemies" (New York Times, 01/02/2004)
blowing up on sand dunes" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 01/02/2004)
Limit needed on sand dune crowds" (Yuma Sun, 1/6/2004)
"New year's weekend
at dunes quiet, say officials" (Yuma Sun, 01/03/2004)
"THE PRICE OF PRESERVATION"? AND OUTDOOR RECREATION
"The price of preservation"
(Palm Springs Desert Sun, 12/29/2003)
"Ag group will manage
part of Coast Dairies land" (Santa Cruz Sentinel, 12/29/2003)
"County develops its
recreation trails" (Lake County Record-Bee, 1/6/2004)
"Group defends mountain,
lake area's treasures" (Davis Enterprise, 12/28/2003)
"Visitors center taking
shape" (Inyo Register, 1/6/2004)
FEATURE: "Definitive Guide to Fishing in Central California"
"This book has been carefully designed to make finding your ideal fishing spot easy. First, it helps you to figure out how to pick the proper destination to fit your particular tastes and life-style, and to provide you with the most enjoyable fishing experience possible."
"Short-term harm, long-term
benefits seen in grazing rules" (Associated Press in San Diego
ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT 30 YEARS OLD
Act hits 30" (Palm Springs Desert Sun, 12/28/2003)
part of oil business" (Bakersfield Californian, 12/31/2003)
"Open Forum: The Endangered
Species Act at 30 - Why we need the ESA" (San Francisco Chronicle,
"The Endangered Species
Act" (The Washington Times, 12/25/2003)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"BLM's Schultz retiring
after 30-year career" (BLM California news release, 1/2/2004)
"BLM staffers retire
after long Northeast California careers" (BLM California news
"Public meeting scheduled
to discuss proposed naval withdrawal of public lands" (BLM California
news release, 1/6/2007)
"Boxer gives a boost
to fight against mine" (Santa Clarita Signal, 12/19/2003)
Committee Meets Feb. 5-6 in Cedarville" (BLM California news
"Other views: Lift
the ban" (The Victorville Daily Press, 12/26/2003)
"Mudslides less likely
in Barstow area" (Barstow Desert Dispatch, 12/31/2003)
TO WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: "What distinction
does Anna's hummingbird have in California?"
Answer: (c) It has the most widespread range (that is, it appears in more areas of California than any other type of hummingbird).
An Anna's hummingbird generally weighs less than 1/5 (that's one-fifth) of an ounce -- but is considered one of the larger hummingbirds found in California. Learn more about this bird by following the link below:
(Note: the Wildlife Database is hosted on the Department of Interior's secure Web server - see note under "Selected Upcoming Events" below.)
01/17/2004 - Cache Creek
Free Guided Hikes
01/21/2004 - Horse and
burro gather plans public meeting
01/22/2004 and 1/23/2004
- Northeast California Advisory Council meeting
01/24/2004 - Cache Creek Free Guide Hike
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