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The Life of a Survey Monument
 
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We hope you learn a little, maybe chuckle a bit in this first Funny.bytes -- an occasional look at the lighter side of BLM issues: The Public Land Survey System is a way of subdividing and describing land in the United States. But the original PLSS surveys were often marked by wooden stakes or posts, marks on trees, pits, piles of rock -- not the most permanent of markers. See what this can lead to, as BLM surveyors deal it in the present...
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Sage Grouse Strut their Stuff
 
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This video was taken at the Mount Biedeman Wilderness Study Area in the Bodie Hills. The strutting grouse sound like coffee percolators. This is one of the larger leks; BLM wildlife crew counted 116 birds the day before. Video by Bob Wick, BLM
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Falk:  A Town Disappeared
 
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It's hard to imagine that a small mill town once thrived here. This was a place where 400 people once made their home. What made this town almost forgotten less than 100 years after it was established? Video by Ethan Cardoza and the HSU Film Department Music by Pat Metheny Narration by Danielle Orr
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Chappie-Shasta Off Highway Vehicle Area
 
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Ride along with us as we explore the Chappie-Shasta Off Highway Vehicle Area and learn about all the recreation opportunities available in this area.
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Horse and Mule Release at Twin Peaks
 
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The BLM released 26 stallions and 7 male mules back into their home ranges today. Approximately 30 mares/mollies are expected to be released tomorrow. The horses are being released back into their home ranges to ensure that the appropriate management levels are maintained on the Skedaddle home range.
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Rockhounding in the Mojave Trails National Monument
 
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Rockhounding in southern California’s Mojave Trails National Monument is a way of life for 91-year-old rockhound, Bill Depue. From licking stones to hiking over geological wonders like ancient lava flows, rockhounding is an outdoor recreation opportunity that has thousands of visitors digging for treasure each year. Rockhounders are welcome to collect limited amounts of rocks, minerals and gemstones in the Monument in accordance with the BLM rock-collecting guidelines. With 15.2 million acres of land in California and 1.6 million acres in northwestern Nevada, the BLM makes outdoor recreation opportunities like these possible. Visit www.blm.gov/california for more information. Video by John Ciccarelli, BLM.
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Discover the Desert @ The Plank Road
 
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The local community and partners celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Plank Road.
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Carrizo Plains National Monument Tour
 
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Carrizo Plains National Monument tour with Monument Manager, Johna Hurl.
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Tour of the Litchfield Corrals
 
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Take a tour of the Litchfield Corral with Amy Dumas, BLM-California's Wild Horse and Burro Program Manager. The Litchfield Corral is a temporary holding facility covering approximately 80 acres with numerous pastures and corrals. See some of the wild horses and burros gathered recently from the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area in northern California and northwestern Nevada.
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In the Field at the San Joaquin River Gorge
 
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In our occasional "In the Field" online videos, BLM-California managers introduce you to the public lands that they manage. Tracy Rowland, the park manager at the San Joaquin River Gorge, would like to bring you down and give you a tour and show you what our typical day is like.
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In the Field at Fish Slough
 
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"In the Field" is an video visit with a BLM-California manager at work in the field. In this issue, visit with Kirk Halford at the Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern as he takes you on a tour of one of the earliest recorded petroglyph sites in the western United States. A fitting way to mark the anniversary of ARPA (Archeological Resource Protection Act).
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Geology in the El Mirage Dry Lakebed
 
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The El Mirage Off-Highway Vehicle Area is located in the Mojave Desert on the western edge of San Bernardino County near the Los Angeles County Line. This off-highway vehicle riding area attracts a variety of activities including motorcycles, ATVs, trucks, cars, buggies, land yachts, model airplanes, model rockets, ultra-light aircraft, gyrocopters, parasails and full-sized aircrafts. The areas of interest include the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, the Shadow Mountains, the El Mirage Basin, and the Twin Hills area that make up the 24,400-acre project area of public and private land. Elevation ranges from about 2,800 feet at the El Mirage Dry Lake to over 3,800 feet in the Shadow Mountains.
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Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Dedication
 
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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell joined with hundreds of community members and local leaders on March 19 to dedicate the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. The Monument, which is jointly managed by the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office and the Mendocino National Forest, was designated by President Obama on July 10, 2015, to protect nearly 331,000 acres of public lands in northern California. The dedication and spring festival took place at Cowboy Camp, a popular recreation area for hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers, and wildlife enthusiasts near the town of Williams. Secretary Jewell was joined by BLM State Director Jerry Perez, Regional Forester Randy Moore, U.S. Representatives Mike Thompson and John Garamendi, California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird, Friends of Tuleyome and other community and conservation leaders. Video by Eric Coulter, BLM.
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Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas
 
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The Piedras Blancas Light Station is a historic landmark on California’s central coast. Located on a rugged windswept point of land 6 miles north of Hearst Castle along California’s scenic Highway One, the Lighthouse was first illuminated in 1875, and today beckons the visitor a respite from the modern world. The Light Station is named for the distinctive white rocks that loom just offshore. These rocks, and the rugged shoreline, are home to seabirds, sea lions, and elephant seals. Over 70 native plant species can be found on the 19 acres surrounding the Light Station. The beaches stretching north and south from the Lighthouse have a large breeding colony of elephant seals. Video by John Ciccarelli and footage by Bob Wick, BLM.
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At the Imperial Sand Dunes
 
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In our occasional "In the Field" online videos, BLM-California managers introduce you to the public lands that they manage. Here, let Neil Hamada introduce you to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, which he manages.
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Meet the Folsom Lake Veterans' Fire Crew
 
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The Folsom Lake Veterans' Fire Crew program started in 2012 as a new program for the Bureau of Land Management in California focused on providing firefighting jobs for military veterans. The goal of this program is to provide an additional firefighting resource during fire season and beyond, both locally and nationally. This crew provides an opportunity for veterans to get jobs, gain skills, and hopefully become interested in employment with the BLM or other federal agencies in wildland fire or other land management areas. Video by Ranbir Lally, BLM Folsom Lake Veterans' Fire Crew Squad Leader.
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The Story of Rocky - The Lonely Lighthouse
 
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Rocky has given years of faithful service guiding ships away from the hazardous coast in Central California. Now that modern equipment has replaced tradition, will he be forgotten?
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Create Defensible Space around Your Home
 
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You have more power than you think when it comes to protecting your home and family from a wildfire. You can start by creating one hundred feet of defensible space around your home.
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Visit the Cosumnes River Preserve
 
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Join us on a tour of the Cosumnes River Preserve. Nestled in the heart of California's Central Valley, The Preserve is a critical stop on the Pacific Flyway for migrating and wintering waterfowl. Over 250 species of birds have been sighted on or near the Preserve, including the State-listed threatened Swainson hawk, greater and lesser sandhill cranes, Canada geese and numerous ducks.
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Fort Sage Special Recreation Management Area
 
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Fort Sage Special Recreation Management Area, located in the high desert region of northeastern California is about 45 miles north of Reno, Nevada. The recreation area consists of approximately 22,000 acres of public land that is managed primarily for off highway vehicle use and winter deer range. The BLM has designated the approximately 90 miles of routes within the recreation area to be used for motorcycle, ATV and 4wd use depending on the width of the trail. The routes traverse a wide variety of terrain including flat, sandy, high desert sagebrush country and rocky, steep canyons and gulches. Video by Eric Coulter, BLM.
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Sharing a Hunting Tradition from Sacramento River Bend
 
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For 27 years, BLM's Redding Field Office, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Shasta County Sportsman's Association have partnered to provide a hunting opportunity for youth and women to experience America’s Great Outdoors. Each year, the Annual Youth and Women's Pheasant Hunt takes place at the Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area. Hunters are able to learn safe hunting techniques while enjoying traditional pheasant hunting. Video by Eric Coulter, BLM.
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In the Field at the King Range National Conservation Area
 
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In our occasional "In the Field" online videos, BLM-California managers introduce you to the public lands that they manage. Gary Pritchard-Petersen, manager at the King Range National Conservation Area, would like to bring you down and give you a tour and show you what our typical day is like.
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Wilderness Inquiry’s 2016 “Canoemobile” visited Cosumnes River Preserve
 
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Hundreds of elementary and middle school students from the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District paddled in 24-foot Voyageur canoes to participate in environmental education activities with Wilderness Inquiry and Sacramento County Regional Parks. Established in 1978, Wilderness Inquiry is a non-profit organization that connects people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to the natural world through shared outdoor experiences. Wilderness Inquiry’s programs focus on integration, education, employment, and health and wellness, with inclusivity and access to the outdoors for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Cosumnes River Preserve, managed by BLM California, includes 46,000 acres of central valley grasslands, vernal pools, wetlands and valley oak forests. Video by Chad Douglas, BLM.
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Internship Program Connects with the Future
 
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The Bureau of Land Management continues its commitment to diversifying the face of the agency via the Direct Hire Authority for Resource Assistant Internship Program. Meet Laura Brodhead, former intern and now Forest Ecologist for the BLM Redding Field Office. Learn about an impressive partnership Laura has fostered with Humboldt State University, BLM Oregon and the US Forest Service. The goal of this Internship Program is to bring diverse viewpoints into the Bureau through a new generation of conservation leaders. Video by Eric Coulter, BLM.
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Attack of The Impact Monster
 
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Animals play in the peaceful meadow, the stillness broken only by the sounds of birds. Until ... the Impact Monster arrives on the scene, disturbing the stillness and chasing the animals away. Who is this impact monster? Could it be ... you?!? Funny.bytes is an occasional look at the lighter side of BLM issues.
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Sands of War
 
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The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with Full Frame Productions, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and KOCE PBS Southern California, proudly present: Sands of War. Using both current and rare archival footage, Sands of War recounts the story of the creation and role of the Desert Training Center against the Backdrop of WWII. Told through the personal experiences of WWII veterans, the program provides a compelling account of the young men and women thrust onto the heaving stage of world conflict.
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Imperial Sand Dunes Road Closure, Spring 2017
 
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Neil Hamada, Recreation Cheif for the Bureau of Land Management El Centro Field Office announces plans for a road improvement project within the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. Repaving and improvements will be made to Gecko Road, and the associated campgrounds along it's 7.1 mile stretch. Gecko Road is a popular recreation access road visited by thousands of visitor each year. Video by John Ciccarelli, BLM.
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Wild Horse & Burro Adoption at the Norco George Ingalls Event
 
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One hundred ten mustangs have new homes after recent adoptions. The wild horses from California and Nevada Herd Management Areas were adopted through the Extreme Mustang Makeover and Mustang Million competitions managed by The Mustang Heritage Foundation. The foundation assists the Bureau of Land Management in its Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Program.
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2016 Sacramento Youth Summit
 
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The Annual BLM Youth Summit is designed to connect youth to America’s Great Outdoors, foster an appreciation and knowledge about the importance of natural resources, and expose young people to higher education and career opportunities. It’s a great time to Lead the Way to play, learn, serve, and work in America’s Great Outdoors! A special THANK YOU to California State University, Sacramento and the College Assistance Migrant Program for their partnership and assistance with this Summit on Friday, February 18, 2016. Video by Eric Coulter, BLM.
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Paddles Up! Canoemobile 2017 at Cosumnes River Preserve
 
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About 700 elementary and middle school students from the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, California, participated in Wilderness Inquiry’s third annual Canoemobile. Students paddle in 24-foot Voyageur canoes and participate in environmental education activities at Cosumnes River Preserve. Wilderness Inquiry’s Canoemobile program engages youth across the country in hands-on, outdoor learning experiences that are focused on academics and outdoor recreation. The Canoemobile program is collaboration with federal, state and local partners. This event would not be possible without the support from Preserve partners such as Galt Union Elementary School District, Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District and Sacramento County Regional Parks. Established in 1978, Wilderness Inquiry is a non-profit organization that connects people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to the natural world through shared outdoor experiences. Wilderness Inquiry’s programs focus on integration, education, employment, health and wellness, with inclusivity and access to the outdoors for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. The Cosumnes River Preserve, which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, includes 46,000 acres of central valley grasslands, vernal pools, wetlands and valley oak forests. Video produced by John Ciccarelli and narration by Natividad Chavez, BLM.
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Landmark Renewable Energy, Conservation Plan for 10 Million Acres of California Desert
 
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The finalization of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is the result of an eight year process of extensive public participation, which included collaboration among the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Energy Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and countless other stakeholders. The planning effort began in 2008, as the desert region was experiencing a substantial increase in renewable energy projects. Video by Chad Douglas, BLM. Read more: http://on.doi.gov/2czW0UM
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Discover the Desert @ the Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show
 
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Route 66 continues to be an international bucket-list item for many travelers. In the heart of the California desert, between the towns of Barstow and Needles, stretches a 320-mile ribbon of history, most of which traverses public lands and serves as a symbol of the pioneering spirit of emigrants coming West and an icon of American freedom and mobility. BLM teamed up with the Needles Chamber of Commerce to coordinate a series of weekend events that revel in the history of Route 66. Visitors participated in the BLM sponsored Route 66 Public Lands Cruise and Poker Run. As participants drove from stop to stop, they received their poker hands and learned about public lands along this iconic highway that played so significant a role in American culture. Other events included the 7th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show as well as a golf tournament sponsored by the Needles Chamber of Commerce.
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15 Years of Conservation, Restoration and Protection
 
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Two Generations of Interior and BLM Leadership Mark 15th Anniversary of National Conservation Lands. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell along with Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Janice Schneider and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze gathered on June 20, 2015, in Shelter Cove, California with former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, members of BLM’s Executive Leadership Team and key conservation and community leaders to commemorate the 15th anniversary of BLM’s National Conservation Lands, a system that conserves, protects and restores nationally significant landscapes. The event at the King Range National Conservation Area brought together key leaders who helped shape BLM’s legacy of conservation. Former DOI Solicitor John Leshy, former BLM Director Tom Fry, former BLM Assistant Director Elaine Marquis-Brong and Conservation Lands Foundation Chairman Ed Norton were also on hand to mark the occasion. As Secretary of the Interior in 2000, Babbitt established the National Conservation Lands system. Leshy and Norton were key advisors in the creation of BLM’s conservation system, Fry was the BLM director who helped establish the land management program for treasured landscapes as part of the 245 million acres of public lands the BLM manages and Marquis-Brong was the first assistant director for the BLM’s National Conservation Lands system.
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New Fire Strategies for Protecting Sage-Grouse Habitat
 
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The need to protect habitat for Greater sage-grouse played a key role in firefighting tactics during this summer’s Dodge Fire in remote and rugged Lassen County, California. Less than a tenth of the nearly 11,000-acre blaze burned priority sage-grouse habitat. Important islands of habitat remained intact thanks to this firefighting approach designed with sage-grouse in mind.
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Rider Safety at Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area
 
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NASCAR driver, Greg Biffel and BLM Park Ranger and Paramedic, Brian Puckett give some helpful tips on rider safety while visiting the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. Video by John Ciccarelli, BLM. Footage by Neil Hamada and Samantha Storms, BLM.
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Powered by Public Lands, BLM California's Oil and Gas Program
 
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The Bureau of Land Management in California is responsible for managing one of the most productive individual onshore oil and gas leases in the lower 48 states. Hundreds of land lease holders now extract millions of barrels of oil annually from public lands in California, which cover more than 200,000 acres and 7,900 usable wells. Join us on a virtual tour of oil fields in Kern County. For more information on BLM California, visit blm.gov/california. Video by John Ciccarelli, BLM.
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Long Valley Seeding
 
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Natural resources specialists at the Bureau of Land Management are optimistic that a 1,200 acre fire rehabilitation project in southern Lassen County has a great chance at success. Crews took advantage of mild late winter to complete the seeding project. They hope recent spring rains will help the project along. “We were able to get seeding equipment onto the site because of a lack of snow cover,” explained Associate Field Manager Emily Ryan, BLM Eagle Lake Field Office. “Storms came in as we were wrapping up. We are hoping this well-timed moisture leads to good germination and plant growth.” Ryan said crews used rangeland drill equipment to plant sagebrush and native grass seed in furrows. Crews followed up by spreading locally collected sagebrush seed. Good timing played a role in this part of the project as well. The seed was collected from areas that later burned in the Long Valley Fire. “The seeding will give the plant community a head start in getting re-established,” Ryan said. “Plant cover is important because the soils are sandy and the area is wind prone, making the area very susceptible to erosion.” High-desert public lands in the Long Valley area provide important habitat for deer, upland birds and many other wildlife species. Roads and trails in the area are popular for off-highway vehicle recreation. The Long Valley Fire burned about 83,000 aces of rangeland along the California-Nevada state line last July. BLM Eagle Lake Field Office crews concentrated their rehabilitation efforts on burned areas in California. Video by Dan Ryan, BLM.
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Explosives Safety Awareness on the former California-Arizona Maneuver Area
 
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Developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this video provides safety tips - Recognize, Retreat, Report - when discovering unexploded ordinances.
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Visit El Mirage Off-Highway Vehicle Area
 
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The riding area is located west of the town of Adelanto, California, between US highway 395 and the Los Angeles County line. Most visitors access the area from US highway 395 in Adelanto by taking Crippen Avenue west and following the signs toward the town of El Mirage. Just east of the community of El Mirage, Mountain View Road goes north from El Mirage Road and enters the El Mirage Off-Highway Vehicle Area. Video produced in partnership with the Friends of El Mirage. Big thanks to our partners from California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County.
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Freedom's Desert clip 12
 
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Relying on rarely seen archival footage, Freedoms Desert offers a remarkable glimpse of combat training conducted in the Desert Training Center where tanks, plans, troops, and artillery engaged in massive maneuvers over an expansive landscape in blazing heat and blowing sand. Located in the Mojave, 18,000 sq. miles of desert spread across California, Arizona, and Nevada, where over a million men trained. Personal accounts, historic film footage, and archival photos immerse the viewer in the drama of war…the rigorous preparation that it took to win it.
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Fishing Day at Coyote Pond
 
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Kids from Bend Elementary School ‪#‎getoutside‬ at the third annual kids ‪#‎fishing‬ day at Coyote Pond in the Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area. @EveryKidinaPark #EveryKidinaPark ‪#‎youth‬ ‪#‎mypubliclands‬ ‪#‎BLMyouth‬ ‪#‎partnership‬ ‪#‎GreatOutdoors‬ #fishing ‪#‎FunAllowed‬ ‪#‎GoWild‬
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Twin Peaks Wild Horse and Burro Herd Mangement Area
 
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Take a tour of the Twin Peaks Herd Management area, the Bureau of Land Mangement's (BLM) largest wild horse and burro management area in California. The 800,000-acre Twin Peaks Herd Management Area lies along the California-Nevada border northeast of Susanville.
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Discover the Coast @ Trinidad - Lighthouse Celebration
 
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Join the community of Trinidad as they celebrate the transfer of the Trinidad Head Lighthouse from the Coast Guard to the Bureau of Land Management.
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Freedom's Desert clip 13
 
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Relying on rarely seen archival footage, Freedoms Desert offers a remarkable glimpse of combat training conducted in the Desert Training Center where tanks, plans, troops, and artillery engaged in massive maneuvers over an expansive landscape in blazing heat and blowing sand. Located in the Mojave, 18,000 sq. miles of desert spread across California, Arizona, and Nevada, where over a million men trained. Personal accounts, historic film footage, and archival photos immerse the viewer in the drama of war…the rigorous preparation that it took to win it.
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The Curse of the Stolen Artifacts
 
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Protectors of ancient artifacts reach across the centuries -- to the dismay of modern-day plunderers. Based on a true story.
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California Coastal National Monument @ Elk
 
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Community groups and agencies celebrate the latest collaboration along the California Coast at a dedication of a new visitor center in Elk.
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Predictive Services and Wildland Fire Weather
 
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Predictive Services was developed to provide decision support information needed to be more proactive in anticipating significant fire activity and determining resource allocation needs. Predictive Services consists of three primary functions; fire weather, fire danger/ fuels, and intelligence/ resource status information. It functions under the guidance of the National Predictive Services Subcommittee (NPSS), which is chartered under National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) to provide leadership and direction for the program. Predictive Service staff units are located at the National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) and the Geographic Area Coordination Centers (GACCs) across the country. The National Predictive Services Subcommittee consists of 10 members who represent the federal wildland fire agencies, the National Association of State Foresters, the National Weather Service, the Intelligence and Meteorology Working Groups (chartered under NPSS) and field managers. The goal of NPSS is to promote safe, efficient and cost effective fire management practices. Through collaborative leadership, with input from user groups at all levels, the NPSS strives to continually improve the quality, accuracy, and relevance of decision support products provided through the multi-agency coordination system to fire managers and users nationwide. Intelligence: The Intelligence Section provides fire management personnel, incident managers, firefighters and support staff with access to current intelligence on preparedness levels, fire situation, resources, mapping and satellite imagery, climatology, preparedness levels, resource availability, rotation schedules, and fire potential information. Weather: Meteorologists analyze a variety of weather products and services to provide briefings and outlooks for current and forecasted conditions, and in some cases provide spot weather and smoke forecasts. A number of innovative products and tools have been created to help fire managers assess fire potential and high risk areas. Fuels and Fire Danger: Wildland Fire Analysts, stationed or detailed at some locations, provide predictions and condition reports on fuels, fire danger, fire behavior, fire occurrence statistics, and resource needs. Video by John Ciccarelli and produced by Samantha Storms, BLM.
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Visitor Tips for the Lost Coast Trail
 
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Welcome to the Lost Coast Trail in the King Range National Conservation Area. This spectacular area of rugged mountains and seascapes has no bathrooms or amenities. It is up to you to responsibly manage your waste. Steep mountains make it impossible to find a responsible place to dispose of human waste, except towards the ocean. Bury human waste on the beach to avoid polluting drinking water sources and keep camp areas clean. Dig a 6-8” inch hole in wet sand in the intertidal zone. Go as close to the ocean as safely possible. Completely cover your deposit to maximize decomposition and to prevent unsightly encounters by other visitors. The ocean will breakdown the waste upon the next high tide. Although exposed, other hikers will give you your space if they see you crouching from a distance. The natural rise and fall of the sand will provide privacy from other hikers. Please remember to pack out toilet paper and feminine hygiene products. When you are on upland trails, go at least 70 steps from campsites, trails, and water. Enjoy your visit and thank you for ensuring we keep this pristine area clean. Video produced by the King Range National Conservation Area.
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