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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

Fires prompt shooting ban on Wenas Wildlife Area

PUBLIC LANDS -- The entire Wenas Wildlife Area has been closed to target shooting until Oct. 1 after several wildfires have burned the property near Ellensburg, the Washington Department of Fish and ...

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Tussock moth infestation found in Blue Mountains

FORESTS -- The Washington Department of Natural Resources has discovered a new infestation of Douglas-fir tussock moths that occurred last summer in the Blue Mountains of Washington and Oregon. Light defoliation caused by ...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

Trombetta Canyon boundary proposed by DNR in Colville

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Washington State Department of Natural Resources  will hold a public hearing in Colville regarding a proposed boundary to limit access to the Trombetta Canyon Natural Area Preserve. Trombetta ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011

East Slope Cascades roads impacted by runoff

PUBLIC LANDS -- Numerous roads on the East Slope of the North Cascades are impacted or closed by snow and runoff, the Washington Department of Natural Resources said today. Portions of ...

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

Spokane fire lookout curator Ray Kresek wins national award

FORESTS -- Two northeastern Washington firefighters recently were presented National Smokey Bear awards for their outstanding leadership in wildfire prevention efforts. Their work fills a niche that preserves state and national forests as ...

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011

DNR taking notice of dumping on state land

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Washington Department of Natural Resources is trying to take steps to keep state lands from becoming dumps. The agency has posted an interactive map on its ...

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011

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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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