Outdoors

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014

Groups highlight trail projects past and future

PUBLIC LANDS – Volunteer trail projects past and future will be highlighted in a program by the Spokane Mountaineers and Washington Trails Association on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m., at ...

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014

SUNDAY, DEC. 22, 2013

Clearwater over-snow travel maps out in January

WINTER SPORTS -- Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests plan to have the Clearwater Over Snow  Vehicle Use Maps (OSVUMs) available to the public by mid-January. At that, forest officials plan implementation road ...

THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013

It was a 65ish day on Scotchman Peak

HIKING  -- Jim Mellen, a hyperactive North Idaho member of the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, celebrated his 65th birthday on Wednesday by hiking Forest Service Trail 65 for the 7-mile ...

MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

FRIDAY, AUG. 9, 2013

TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

Check road, trail conditions before you go

FORESTS -- A trail closure notice just issued by the Colville National Forest is a reminder that roads, trails and campgrounds are subject to the whims of nature, even on ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

Wilderness films make case for Scotchmans

p> PUBLIC LANDS -- Two short documentaries about the grassroots effort to secure wilderness status for the Scotchman Peaks northeast of Lake Pend Oreille will be presented Thursday (April 25) ...

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

Wildlife benefits of prescribed burns easy to see

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Sinlahekin Wildlife Area manager Dale Swedberg doesn't just preach the gospel of rejuvenating wildlife habitat with controlled prescribed fires -- he'll let you see for yourself. A ...

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013

Fires planned to boost wildlife habitat

WILDLIFE -- Starting as early as Monday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to ignite controlled burns on parts of two wildlife areas in northeast Washington to reduce ...

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013

Oregon wilderness bills reintroduced in Senate

FORESTS –  Longstanding proposals to protect rivers and forests in Oregon as wilderness areas have been reintroduced in Congress by Oregon’s two senators. The bills would expand the Oregon Caves National Monument ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013

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Rich Landers

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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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