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FILE – Mount Spokane in December 2003. (Steve  Thompson / The Spokesman-Review)

Sno-Park season coming at Mount Spokane State park

WINTERSPORTS – Sno-Park permits will be required on vehicles parking at Mount Spokane State Park trailheads starting with the first significant snowfalls that require plowing, said Jerry Johnson, park ranger. Until then, Washington Discover Passes will suffice, he said. Usually significant snowfall occurs by Thanksgiving,...

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A visitor doesn’t have to be a technical rock climber to enjoy easy hikes into Grand Teton National Park’s interior. (MIKE BRODWATER Special to the S-R)

National Parks consider 17 percent fee hike 

PUBLIC LANDS -- The National Park Service is floating a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the West, to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure projects. Visitors to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and other...

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A herd of elk crosses a ridge in the Blue Mountains of Washington during an aerial survey by state wildlife biologists.

Washington elk benefit from RMEF grants 

WILDLIFE -- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $233,373 in grant funding for nearly two dozen conservation projects in Washington that enhance wildlife habitat, assist research and promote hunting heritage, the Missoula-based group says in a release. The grants benefit 4,966 acres across Asotin, Clallam,...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.