Outdoors

MONDAY, OCT. 13, 2014

Nature hikes make us happy, study confirms

HIKING -- British and American scientists have published new research showing that group nature walks help us combat stress while boosting mental well-being. Researchers from the University of Michigan and ...

THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2014

TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014

Raise a cold one to youth outdoor education

OUTDOORS -- Join the North Idaho folks from Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education (SOLE) and NoLi Brewhouse for the kick-off of a community fund-raiser for youth outdoor education programs.  The ...

THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 2014

Plan ahead for free entry at federal, state lands

PUBLIC LANDS -- Federal land managers offer free entry to parks, forests, U.S. Bureau of Land management lands, refuges and other national interest lands where fees are charged on certain holidays scattered through the year. ...


Idaho Panhandle forests seek citizen advisors

PUBLIC LANDS -- Applicants are being sought to fill up to seven vacancies on a 15-member Resource Advisory Committee that helps guide decisions on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The ...

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2014

Long-distance hikers gathering at Stampede Pass

HIKING -- Backpackers who've walked the walk are giving programs of enduring value this weekend during the 21st annual gathering of the American Long-Distance Hiking Association-West at Stampede Pass, Wash. ...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2014

Plan ahead for free entry at federal, state lands

PUBLIC LANDS -- Federal land managers offer free entry to parks, forests, U.S. Bureau of Land management lands, refuges and other national interest lands where fees are charged on certain holidays scattered through the year. ...

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014


Panhandle Forests respond to forest plan objections

PUBLIC LANDS -- Regional Forest Service officials have responded to formal objections to the Idaho Panhandle National Forest’s Revised Forest Plan released earlier this year. See the response document attached ...

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2014

The Bob has a deep, dark wilderness secret

PUBLIC LANDS -- As many times as I've been into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in my home state of Montana, I've never explored this deep, dark, wilderness secret.  The Missoula ...

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014

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MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2014

Record number of visitors to Glacier park in July

PUBLIC LANDS — National Park Service officials say July 2014 was the busiest that Glacier National Park has ever seen. The park service’s statistics office says nearly 700,000 people visited ...

THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014

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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