These articles out of the latest BLM newsletter.
"Burned bodies found near site of Inyo pot plantation raid" (Sacramento Bee, 7/24/07)
"The burned bodies of two people were found Tuesday near an illicit plantation along the Eastern Sierra where 50,000 marijuana plants were found and five people were arrested. The bodies appeared to have been burned in a wildfire that consumed some 35,000 acres of vegetation in the Inyo National Forest this month. The growing sites were in the Inyo National Forest and on Bureau of Land Management lands."
(May require free registration.)http://www.sacbee.com/114/story/289869.html
RELATED: "Marijuana farms hidden in Sierra" (Sierra Wave - KSRW TV/radio, 7/30/07)
"In the last 3 months, the Inyo Sheriff's Office has conducted a series of raids in the foothills of the Sierra on what may be one of the biggest marijuana cultivation operations in the Western United States....This week, some 65 members of all local law enforcement agencies plus federal and state drug agents organized a sharply choreographed raid on a cultivation area west of Independence in the Shepherd's Creek Canyon. Officers from Mammoth and Bishop Police, Inyo and Mono Sheriff's, CHP, USFS, BLM...."http://www.ksrw.sierrawave.net/site/content/view/88/48/
RELATED:"Massive pot farm raids near Indy" (Inyo Register, 7/31/07)
"Before dawn on Monday law enforcement officials from 12 different agencies gathered outside Independence for their briefing on what would turn out to be one of the largest drug busts in California history, uncovering more than 150,000 marijuana plants, two suspected cultivators and two dead bodies."http://www.inyoregister.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1326&Itemid=27
"Seized pot in 2007 surpasses '06 total" (Fresno Bee, 8/1/07)
"More marijuana plants have been eradicated so far this year in Fresno County than in all of 2006 after a string of recent raids, a Sheriff's Department spokesman said Tuesday. As of this week, 136,892 plants with a street value of about $548 million have been destroyed this year....Last week in Tulare County, Tulare County sheriff's investigators and CAMP agents tore out more than 1,600 plants found growing in two gardens east of Three Rivers on federal Bureau of Land Management property...."
(May require free registration.) http://www.fresnobee.com/263/story/100836.html
"Cops collect 3,000 plants in Mokelumne Hill raid" (Tuolumne County Union Democrat, 8/1/07)
"Five thousand marijuana plants spotted from the air last week on public land near Mokelumne Hill had disappeared by the time Calaveras County and state drug agents raided....But officers were luckier when they converged on a Ponderosa Road plantation at 5:30 a.m. There, 3,000 young plants were uprooted and seized." Both raids took place on public land managed by the BLM. "It's a constant battle that we are going to deal with every year," said an officer. http://www.uniondemocrat.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=24043
"Marijuana farm busted in South Yuba River park" (Sacramento Bee, 7/25/07)
"The South Yuba River State Park, bordering Bureau of Land Management property, is known for its idyllic covered bridge, hiking trails, rugged canyons and as a great place for swimming. Apparently, a Mexican cartel armed with semi-automatic weapons thought it also was a great place to grow marijuana."
(May require free registration.)http://www.sacbee.com/crime/story/290643.html
"Calaveras deputies seize more marijuana plants" (Stockton Record, 7/31/07)
"Calaveras County sheriff’s deputies today raided two marijuana gardens on U.S. Bureau of Land Management land and seized 3,000 plants."
(May require free registration.)http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070731/A_NEWS/70731003
"Two marijuana gardens destroyed" (Visalia Times-Delta, 7/25/07)
The gardens were found on Bureau of Land Management property near Three Rivers.http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007707250340
Be extremely careful in National Forest of those that produce drugs.
A couple of these articles talk about two hikers that stumbled across a pot growing operation, and were killed.