Outdoors

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

Lake Spokane Campground closed during wildfire

CAMPING -- The Lake Spokane Campground, formerly operated by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, has been closed by state officials as they fight a nearby wildfire in Stevens County. ...

Landers back in the saddle

OUT & ABOUT -- I've been out in the field, getting my Canadian Rocky Mountain high. I see some important news briefs need to be filed to catch up.  Coming ...

Online proposals due for Washington hunting rules

HUNTING -- The first phase of reshaping Washington's 2015-2017 hunting seasons and rules is winding down.  Since June 18, the Department of Fish and Wildlife has been inviting the public to post ...

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014

Poster reminds dog owners to bag it

PUBLIC LANDS -- Looks like Spokane isn't the only city in the USA where people think it's OK to let their dogs leave calling cards wherever the urge strikes.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014


Colville Forest hosts NatureWatch hikes, tours

FORESTS – Hikes and other free activities are being organized by the Colville National Forest this summer to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness ...

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014


MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

Butterfly count set at Little Pend Oreille Refuge

WILDLIFE WATCHING --The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge has been marking its 75th anniversary with public events this summer. Next on the schedule: July 12: Butterfly Count, starts 9:30 ...


FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014


Spokane River access open at stateline site

WATERSPORTS -- A launch site for drift boats, paddling craft and rafts has been remodeled and reopened at the stateline just downstream from the I-90 Bridge. The Stateline access site ...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014

Return tags in salmon, steelhead for $25

FISHING -- Area fishermen can get a $25 bonus if they catch a fish with a radio telemetry tag in the Snake, Columbia or Willamette Rivers. Just return the tag ...


Rich Landers

Rich Landers’ Outdoors blog


Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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