A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 264 - 1/18/07
THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- BLM website: New look
- Video: 60 years of BLM history, part 8
- Spotlight on partners: Desert Wildlife Unlimited
- Not for educators only: Wildlife trivia question of the week
- More wildlife: Desert tortoise
- Carrizo Plain National Monument 6th birthday
- BLM jobs
- Headlines and highlights: Movie winner, weed warriors, burro removal, more
- Employee profile
- National and/or Department of the Interior items: New federal recreation pass
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|BLM announces new website organization and design
To help constituents find the information they need across the Bureau of Land Management's websites -- no matter which state they are in -- the BLM has standardized navigation and "look and feel" of its websites across the U.S. Some BLM California web pages may retain the old look until the change is completed, and some links may break during the process. Please be patient as we work out the "bugs" in the new system -- and explore our new website at: http://www.blm.gov/ca.
|BLM celebrates 60 years: Part 8: "BLM evolves"
Created by Congress in 1946, BLM's roots go back to 1812 and the General Land Office -- and even further back to the creation of the United States. Join us for this eighth in a series of video slide shows revealing BLM's history.
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SPOTLIGHT ON PARTNERS: Desert Wildlife Unlimited
From a photo by Gerald and Buff Corsi, California Academy of Sciences
WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
MORE WILDLIFE: Desert tortoise
"Crawling to safety" (San Bernardino Sun, 1/10/07)
RELATED: "Dogs recruited to sniff out tortoises" (San Bernardino Sun, 1/10/07)
CARRIZO PLAIN NATIONAL MONUMENT TURNS SIX
"Carrizo a walk on wild side" (San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 1/17/07)
"Taft may become the 'Gateway to Carrizo'" (The Midway Driller, 1/16/07)
RELATED: "Carrizo Plain National Monument"
"Learning about wind energy on public lands" (News.bytes Extra)
"Steamy industry may clear the air" (San Francisco Chronicle, 1/14/07)
"Riders clean up dunes" (Imperial Valley Press, 1/14/07)
RELATED: "Imperial Sand Dunes" (BLM California website)
"Volunteers needed for cleanup of Colfax shooting area" (BLM California news release, 1/16/07)
RELATED: "Colfax cleanup" (Colfax Record, 1/18/07)
"BLM announces openings for summer 'weed warrior' jobs" (BLM California news release, 1/14/07)
"Current job openings - BLM California" (USAJOBS website)
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"'Letters' crew mines southern Cal locales" (The Hollywood Reporter, 1/17/07)
"Decision record signed for wild burro removal" (BLM California news release, 1/16/07)
"BLM names manager for Headwaters Forest Reserve" (BLM California news release, 1/14/07)
RELATED: "Headwaters Forest Reserve" (BLM California website)
"Truce near in Cemex standoff?" (Los Angeles Daily News, 1/12/07)
"SDG&E to ask for access to backcountry for transmission line construction" (North County Times, 1/9/07)
"2 sites show campus promise" (Los Angeles Daily News, 1/15/07)
EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Cynthia Ice-Bones...
NATIONAL AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ITEMS
"New interagency pass program will help public enjoy enhanced recreation sites on public lands" (Department of the Interior news release, 12/5/06)
RELATED: "Federal recreation pass programs" (Recreation.gov)
WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer
SOURCE: "Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ovis canadensis nelsoni" (BLM California wildlife database)
RELATED: "Nelson Bighorn Sheep" (BLM California website)
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