Outdoors

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2014

Firefighting efforts rob forest health funding

PUBLIC LANDS – National conservation groups are backing a bill in Congress that would help prevent wildfire fighting operations from dipping into funding for forest health and wildfire prevention programs. ...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014

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 ...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

BLM bans campfires on its Eastern Washington lands

PUBLIC LANDS --  Extreme fire danger has prompted the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to join Washington state agencies in prohibiting campfires in Eastern Washington, including in developed recreation areas. ...

TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014


THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 2014

25-pound king tops Brewster Salmon Derby

FISHING -- Although there were a few jokes about the prevalence of "smoked fish," the sentiments were genuine last weekend as the ninth annual Brewster King Salmon Derby dedicated proceeds ...

TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014


Smoke makes return to Spokane bittersweet

WILDFIRES -- Fond memories of more than two weeks of adventuring in Bolivia were dashed this morning as Horizon Airlines gave me an aerial tour of the hardship the region ...

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

Fires scorch hopes for sockeye fishermen

FISHING -- The heat and smoke of wildfires is forcing some anglers to temporarily chill their enthusiasm for catching a share of the record run of sockeye heading into the ...

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

Lake Spokane Campground closed during wildfire

CAMPING -- The Lake Spokane Campground, formerly operated by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, has been closed by state officials as they fight a nearby wildfire in Stevens County. ...

MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013

FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 2013

TUESDAY, AUG. 20, 2013

TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013

Colockum Tarps Fire threatens elk winter range

HUNTING -- The wildfire -- considred human-caused -- that's already burned 80,000 acres near Ellensburg, is scorching the winter range of one of the state's most important elk herds. The ...


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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