Issue 168 - 8/4/04
A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
FISH AND WILDLIFE DECISION ON MILK-VETCH HABITAT
"Critical sand dune habitat designated for Peirson's Milk-vetch" (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service news release, 08/04/2004)
"Peirson's milk-vetch - Documents"
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Web site)
"Federal Register notice: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of
Critical Habitat for Astragalus magdalenae var. peirsonii (Peirson's
"U.S. move fuels fears over dune plant" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 08/04/2004)
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|PHOTO ALBUM: Wilderness
A wilderness area is a natural place where human influence is essentially unnoticeable, whether mountain or desert or seashore. These areas provide outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation, and may contain ecological geological, or other features of scientific, scenic, or historic value. The BLM manages 75 congressionally designated wilderness areas in California encompassing 3.6 million acres.
Related: "Wilderness" (BLM California Web site)
|PROFILE: Gerald Fong
"I love technology and teaching," says Gerald Fong, IT Specialist with BLM's California State Office. Read more in this week's News.bytes Profile:
MEET YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Ken McGarva
SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT
"On the horns of a dilemma" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 08/01/2004)
"Palm Hills project is challenged" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 08/04/2004)
"Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument" (BLM California Web site)
"Clark Herbarium Digital Field Guide" (City of Riverside Web site)
RECREATION ON PUBLIC LANDS
"Recreation trail about to become a reality" (Sacramento Bee, 07/29/2004)
"Ban could affect hunting seasons" (San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 08/04/2004)
"Bizz Johnson Trail shuttle service" (BLM California news release, 07/29/2004)
"Budget farce" (San Bernardino County Sun, 8/2/2004)
"Road to sorrow" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 06/27/2004)
Related: "Watchable Wildlife site: Palms to Pines Scenic Byway tour"
(BLM California Web site)
|BOOKSTORE FEATURE: "America's Best Bass Fishing"
The 50 Best Places to Catch Bass. Largemouth, smallmouth or stripers -- bass of all varieties are the number one sport fish across the country. In this book you'll find where and how to catch them all.
"Deputies descend on pot garden in Devil's Canyon" (Visalia Times-Delta, 08/04/2004)
Related: "Pot farms thriving in forests" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 08/02/2004)
"Man suspected in dozens of thefts in four states kills self" (Associated Press in San Diego Union-Tribune, 07/28/2004)
MINING ON PUBLIC LANDS
BLM revises mining claim annual maintenance fees
Related: "Reid asks BLM to phase in mining claim fee increase" (Associated Press in San Luis Obispo Tribune, 08/03/2004)
"County sued for vote on Cemex" (Los Angeles Daily News, 08/03/2004)
Related: "City sues county over mine" (The Santa Clarita Signal, 08/04/2004)
"Tortoise-eating ravens could be targeted soon" (Los Angeles Daily News, 07/31/2004)
"Desert raven control mulled" (San Bernardino County Sun, 07/30/2004)
"The Hi-Desert Star's view: Kill the ravens? Nevermore" (Hi-Desert Star, 08/02/2004)
"BLM will complete hazard reduction work at North Eagle Lake" (BLM California news release, 7/30/04)
"Clarke: Recent rains ease wildfire outlook" (Associated Press in San Francisco Chronicle, 07/28/2004)
"Sims Fire corralled" (Eureka Times-Standard, 08/03/2004)
"Current wildland fire information"
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Order Re: Cross-Motions for partial summary judgment: United States District Court for the Northern District of California; American Motorcycle Association
"Hope grows for bill to add wilderness" (Sacramento Bee, 08/01/2004)
Volunteer Opportunity: Habitat Restoration Team (BLM opportunity on Volunteer.gov Web site)
Current job openings - BLM California
"BLM Resource Advisory Council will meet in Burney" (BLM California news release, 7/30/04)
"BLM Resource Advisory Council will meet in Arcata" (BLM California news release, 07/29/2004)
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"Forest-fee plan stirs up foes" (Los Angeles Times, 08/01/2004)
"Government tightens enforcement of oil lease acreage limits" (Associated Press in San Francisco Chronicle, 08/03/2004)
"Nature Besieged" (New York Times, 08/01/2004)
SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS
(Note: the Upcoming Events database is on a secure Web server, and your browser may state "You are about to view pages over a secure connection" and ask you to "Trust a Security Certificate" from the Department of Interior that hosts this site. To view the pages, you must select "Yes" or "OK" for both questions.)
08/12/2004 - Northwest California Resource Advisory Committee
08/14/2004 - BLM Fire Safety Exhibit
Hollister, CA 95023
08/14/2004 - Backyard Stargazing Campground Program
08/17/2004 - Monterey County Fair (BLM exhibits and activities)
Monterey, CA 93940
08/19/2004 - Northeast California Resource Advisory Committee
08/21/2004 - Family Days at Mount San Jacinto
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