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WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012

Two Washington plants warrant ESA protections

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Two plants found exclusively on or adjacent to Washington’s Hanford National Monument warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today.  ...

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012

Big turnout Sunday to spiff up Dishman Hills

PUBLIC LANDS -- ‎547 volunteers, with a boost from the Washington Trails Association, turned out Sunday to pick up, plant and route trails in the Dishman Hills Natural Area. The project is backed by a ...

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011


Hike reveals bare grass fantasy

HIKING -- When I hike through the forest this time of year, I can't help but note the resemblance between blooming beargrass and ....

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011


Beargrass is blooming at Mount Spokane

HIKING -- Beargrass is to wildflowers what antlers are to bone. They grow long stalks incredibly fast and explode into a white plume of blooms. Now showing at Mount Spokane State ...

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011


Native plants focus of Dishman Hills guided hike

NATURE -- Sylvia Eberspecher of the Northeastern Washington Native Plant Society is leading a native plant hike in the Iller Creek Conservation Area of the  Dishman Hills on Saturday.   Learn about native ...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011

Steamboat Rock gets jump on wildflowers

HIKING -- While wildflowers are just getting brave enough to emerge, the Columbia Basin, as usual has a jump on the much of the region. Here's a report from John ...

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

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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