A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 233 - 5/31/06
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- Spotlight on partners
- Not for educators only:
- Wildlife trivia question of the week
- Ocean Day
- Weeds of the week
- Headlines and highlights: Cemex, arsenic, magic mustangs, jobs, more
- Recreation on public lands: Eagle Lake, kayaks, horses
- Meet your advisory council members
- Employee profile
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: Secretary of Interior confirmed
ON PARTNERS: "BLM,
California State Parks and the Student Conservation Association"
(an occasional feature of News.bytes)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: The deer mouse...
|"Ocean Day" (News.bytes Extra)
Intent on improving their environment and making a public statement, more than 600 school children descended on the South Spit of Humboldt Bay for a second annual beach improvement and "aerial art" project. Dubbed "Ocean Day" this year, the students from a dozen Eureka-area schools pulled a dump truck load of invasive European beach grass, a plant that crowds out native species important to wildlife and a healthy beach and dune community.
WEEDS OF THE WEEK: European beachgrass...
and sea fig...
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"Open house planned regarding arsenic remediation plans" (BLM California news release, 5/22/06)
RELATED: "Agencies scrutinize arsenic from mines" (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 5/30/06)
"Conservation employee honored for his work after fire" (Redding Record Searchlight, 5/31/06)
"City, county officials debate Cemex mine" (Santa Clarita Signal, 5/25/06)
RELATED: "Bill would cancel Cemex lease" (Los Angeles Daily News, 5/25/06)
RELATED: "City backs mine bill" (Los Angeles Daily News, 5/26/06)
"Mustang M.A.G.I.C" (News.bytes Extra)
"Transmission line receives preliminary approval" (KCAL-cbs2.com, 5/31/06)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
"Public comment periods" (BLM California website)
"Fighting to save the desert tortoise" (Barstow Desert Dispatch, 5/30/06)
RECREATION ON PUBLIC LANDS
"Susan River kayaking"(News.bytes Extra)
"Clear Creek prepares to close 30,000 acres" (Gilroy Dispatch, 5/24/06)
RELATED: "BLM to enforce dry season use restrictions in Clear Creek Management Area" (BLM California news release, 5/19/06)
"Eagle Lake visitors boost economy" (Lassen County News, 5/31006)
RELATED: "Eagle Lake" (BLM California website)
"Saddle up: Livestock use bill passes House" (Lusk, Wyo. Herald, 5/25/06)
RELATED: "Right-to-Ride Livestock on Federal Lands Act of 2005" (Library of Congress website)
MEET YOUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Tom Davis...
EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Bessie Hayes...
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS.
"Senate confirms Kempthorne for Interior" (Associated Press in San Francisco Chronicle, 5/26/06)
RELATED: "Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne" (Department of the Interior website)
RELATED: "Kempthorne confirmed to lead Interior Dept." (Reuters on MSNBC, 5/26/06)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer
RELATED: "Peromyscus maniculatus (deer mouse)" *University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, "Animal Diversity Web")
RELATED: "Deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus)" (Northern State University website)
RELATED: "Hantavirus" (Washington State Department of Health website)
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