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Federal Agencies most active in the Kern River Valley
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  Link   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Controls 55.7 million acres of land held in trust for American Indians, Indian tribes, & Alaska Natives in 561 federal recognized tribal governments in the United States. BIA provides education services to approximately 48,000 Indian students.
  Link   Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California
  Link   BLM Bakersfield Field Office
  Link   BLM California General Publications
  Link   BLM Energy Resources
Helping to meet California energy needs from renewable energy (geothermal, wind, solar, biomass) & traditional energy (oil & gas) public land sources, as well as a role in energy transmission by powerlines & pipelines that crisscross the State.
  Link   BLM News Directory
National news releases from BLM's Washington Office, plus U.S. Department of the Interior releases related to the BLM.
  Link   BLM Rangeland Grazing Standards & Guidelines
BLM has standards for rangeland health & guidelines for livestock grazing that apply to public lands administered by BLM in central & northern California & NW Nevada. Links to these documents & accompanying information on this webpage.
  Link   Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region
Best known for the Central Valley Project (CVP) built to tame the flood waters & irrigate the semi-arid acreage of Californiaís vast Central Valley, CVP grew over the last 50 years to become one of the largest water storage & transport systems.
  Link   Department of Defense News Releases
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense. News releases issued within the past 30 days are listed. Older news releases are available from the news release archive page.
  Link   Domestic Geographic Names Committee, U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Created in 1947, the Domestic Geographic Names Committee meets monthly & is responsible for standardizing the names of places, features & areas within the 50 states & in other areas under the sovereignty of the United States.
  Link   The Endangered Species Act
The Fish & Wildlife Service, in the Department of the Interior & the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, in the Department of Commerce, share responsibility for administration of the Endangered Species Act.
  Link   Federal Citizen Information Center
Contact information for the Federal Government
  Link   Federal Register Environmental Documents
Contains selected Federal Register documents that deal with environmentally-related issues.
  Link   Federal Register Main Page
The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules & notices of Federal agencies & organizations, as well as executive orders & presidential documents published by the Office of the Federal Register, Natíl Archives & Records Administration.
  Link   Forest Service Issues in the News
Online monitoring of public discussion & debate in the news media about Forest Service policy issues. View trends in the amount of news media discussion about these issues & conflicts as well as the full text of individual news stories.
  Link   Forest Service Newsroom
The media team in the Office of Communication, part of the Programs & Legislation area, provides timely & accurate information about USDA Forest Service programs & activities related to the management, protection & use of our national forests.
  Link   Healthy Forests Initiative
Launched in August, 2002 by President Bush to reduce the risks severe wildfires pose to people, communities & the environment.
  Link   National Park Service Planning, Environment & Public Comment site
This site provides access to all currently active plans & environmental documents for the National Park Service. NOTE: This does NOT include the Sequoia Natíl. Forest & Giant Sequoia National Monument.
  Link   Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
Formerly the Soil Conservation Service. Information about NRCS plus great technical information including data bases on plants, soils & other natural resources throughout the US.
  Link   National Wild & Scenic Rivers System
Congress created the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System in October of 1968 by passing the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, helping to protect some of this nation's premiere rivers for the benefit & enjoyment of present & future generations.
  Link   Sequoia National Forest & Giant Sequoia National Monument
  Link   Sequoia National Forest Employee Look-up
Search for US Forest Service employees by first name, last name, or a combination of name and office location, like Region 5 Pacific SW, which includes California. Result gives phone, e-mail address & office location.
  Link   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento Lake Isabella Dam Home Page
Opening page, leading to a number of links and current information.
  Link   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento Lake Isabella Dam FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Isabella Dam safety issues.
  Link   U.S. Census QuickFacts: Kern County
People, Business & Geography quick facts for Kern County, as of 2006.
  Link   U.S. Fish & Wildlife Virtual News Room
  Link   U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife Service, Pacific Region
  Link   USDA Rural Development California
Mission: to bring housing, modern telecommunications, safe drinking water & a bumper crop of benefits to rural communities. A 1-stop service center that responds to the critical economic needs of rural towns, business entrepreneurs & rural residents.
  Link   Western Ecological Research Center (WERC)
WERC is one of 18 Centers of the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey.
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