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,
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