A Publication for the faculty, staff, administrators and friends of California State University, Chico
November 11, 2004 Volume 35/Number 3

Up Front

Sacrament River Access Guide on Web

The Geographical Information Center has developed the Web-based Sacramento River Recreation and Public Access Guide (RecWeb). The guide offers an inventory of public lands and publicly accessible private property along a 150-mile stretch from Colusa to Redding.

Many public and private agencies are involved with managing these natural resources. The Sacramento River Recreation and Public Access Guide provides a way to help the public find its way through the many jurisdictions that manage land along the river.

In addition to access site information, the guide contains an Issues and Education link, a photo gallery, and a glossary that lists agency acronyms by searchable category. In addition, a Sacramento River atlas has been added, which includes color aerial photography and a series of easy-to-use GIS map layers.

Visitors to RecWeb can search for sites using criteria such as available launching ramps, sites with restrooms, and hunting and fishing access. There are details on more than 100 federal, state, local, and private agency sites located between Redding and Colusa.

The Web-based public access guide is available at http://www.sacramentoriver.org. Contact Chuck Nelson, director, Geographical Information Center, at cwnelson@csuchico.edu.

P. Willey to Return Soon from Iraq

P. Willey, a board certified forensic anthropologist, spent September and October in Iraq assisting in the identification of victims buried in mass graves. The work will assist in the government’s efforts to prepare for the trial of Saddam Hussein for war crimes.

Willey spent the first month at an Army base near Mosul in northwestern Iraq, where the morgue is located, and the second month in the field assisting with recovery in Ninawa. The mass graves exhumations were completed under the auspices of the Regime Crimes Liaison Office and the Iraqi Special Tribunal. The Regime Crimes Liaison Office has been in the process of investigating mass graves since May 2004.

Willey acted as senior anthropologist and morgue director. He oversaw the scientific aspects of the analyses and the day-to-day operation of the morgue. He worked with a cadre of handpicked experts from throughout the United States and a group of six scientists and military support personnel from the Joint POW/MIA Identification Laboratory in Hawaii.



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