A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 208 - 11/29/05
- Desert off-roading busy
- Headlines and highlights: Energy, monument, fire, BLM California jobs
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week: Iguana record
- Special Status plant of the week
- Land use disputes: Gravel mine, dump
- Meet your advisory council members: Dr. Henricus Jansen
- Profile: Diana Milton
- Wild horses and burros
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: Mining claims or sale?
- Selected upcoming events
DESERT OFF-ROADING BUSY SEASON STARTS
with grit" (Yuma Sun, 11/24/05)
"6 dead in holiday
collisions" (Imperial Valley Press, 11/27/05)
"Dunes deaths off the
"Dunes season maintains
'Zero Tolerance," temporary closures"
(BLM California news release, 11/22/05)
"Burned body found
in desert"(Victorville Daily Press, 11/28/05)
"Imperial Sand Dunes"
(BLM California website)
Barstow Field Office website)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Planned Sempra plant may not have buyer for its power" (Reno Gazette-Journal, 11/23/05)
"BLM seeks nominations
for Carrizo Plain Advisory Committee" (BLM California news
BLM projects supporting the National Fire Plan"
"Current job openings
- BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK
STATUS PLANT OF THE WEEK:
Coastal marsh milk-vetch
This plant has been found along the north and central coast of California -- but in fewer than 10 places. A perennial herb, it blooms between April and October.
LAND USE DISPUTES
"City loses round in
mine project" (Los Angeles Daily News, 11/26/05)
"City faces setback
in mine fight" (Antelope Valley Press, 11/29/05)
"Megadump battle moves
to last appeal" (Hi-Desert Star, 11/25/05)
YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Dr. Henricus
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
in limbo" (Contra Costa Times, 11/25/05)
RELATED: "Accusations of land
grab in budget bill; Malls, homes feared on hundreds of thousands of acres
of public forests and deserts" (San Francisco Chronicle, 11/24/05)
"Senate must strip sale of public lands from bill" (San
Bernardino County Sun, 11/27/05)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA ANSWER
What record does the Desert
Iguana hold in North America?
TWO ONLINE ARTICLES WITH PHOTOS AND INFORMATION:
"Know your lizard"
(Imperial Valley College Desert Museum website)
Desert Iguana" (The University of Texas at Austin website)
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