Outdoors

THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014

Mount Spokane ski area expansion options released

STATE PARKS -- The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has released two proposals regarding the expansion of Mount Spokane State Park. Public comments on the proposals will be accepted ...






WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014



Idaho license plates focus on wildlife

CONSERVATION -- First the state bird, then an elk, and a trout.  These iconic Idaho species are featured on the state's wildlife specialty license plates that can be seen on ...


TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

Utah parks officially ban use of drones

PUBLIC LANDS -- National Parks in Utah are uniting to take action on the June proclamation to ban unmanned aircraft in national parks across the United States. Drones banned in ...


Huckleberry photo worth a thousand words

WILD EDIBLES -- Vickie Garner Sienknecht said she's not much for poetry -- shunning my request for submissions of Huckleberry Haiku -- but this photo from last weekend, she says, ...


WSU study: Can grizzlies make use of tools?

WILDLIFE RESEARCH -- Washington State University researchers are learning whether grizzly bears make and use tools. With claws and teeth that can rip open anything from a beer can to beaver dens and ...





MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014


Methow forest areas reopen as fires reduced

PUBLIC LANDS -- Methow Valley and Tonasket Ranger Districts on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest have reopened many of the areas that were closed because of the Carlton Complex wildfires. Areas ...

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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