In 1984 a few concerned anglers, worried about the decline of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River caused by unrestricted cattle grazing along its banks, gathered at a cabin in Pinehaven and formed the Henry’s Fork Foundation.
Most folks don’t know it, but a multiday backpacking trip in New Zealand would do them a world of good at this time of year. Down there, in the sun-drenched days of deepest summer, thermal refugees from the Northern Hemisphere can hike in shorts, swim in the rivers and nap in the shade of 15-foot tall ferns.
Area outdoor groups are offering a wide range of free presentations in early March.
A big trap and lots of bait left almost 30 bighorn sheep on Chelan Butte with either a new home, or a fancy new tracking collar. On Feb. 21, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff, along with staff from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and volunteers with the Wenatchee Sportsman’s Association and Washington Wild Sheep Foundation, captured 28 sheep and sent 20 of them to a new home in Utah, according to a WDFW news release.
From informational pamphlets handed out to tourists at the gates of Yellowstone National Park to roadside informational signs and displays in its visitor center, the park’s staff try to teach visitors not to get too close to wildlife.
Just 20 minutes from downtown Sin City is world-class rock climbing in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s an adult playground made of sandstone and sunshine.
A 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival People’s Choice Award-winning film, “Bikes of Wrath,” will be shown March 14.
The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy is hosting a snowshoe hike along the Vision Quest trail in the McKenzie Conservation Area on Sunday.
The immaculately groomed Nordic trails stretch out like corduroy ribbons on the glistening hillsides around Lone Mountain Ranch.
Some months ago, I found myself in a surgeon’s office paying top dollar for his expert advice.
Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting report for March 7
Several state wildlife areas in southeastern Washington are affected by closures to aimed at reducing disturbance to winter weary big game, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday.
The U.S. Forest Service will hold a conference call to provide an update on the review of objections to the revised Colville National Forest Plan. The call will also discuss the format and scheduling of the upcoming face-to-face meeting.
Learn about wildlife on the Palouse with local biologist Brian Gaston on Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in The Center at Colfax Library. This meeting of ‘Science on the Palouse” focuses upon the wildlife found on the Palouse, their behaviors and habitats. The “Science on the Palouse” series will continue the second Monday of each month with regional experts exploring new topics and issues each month.
Rich Landers took this photo of a whitetail doe near Mount Spokane recently.
Dishman Hills Conservancy Executive Director Jeff Lambert will lead a hike through the new 120-acre Big Rock addition on March 9. The route is approximately 3 miles with some steep and difficult trails as well as some sections off trail.
The woods were quiet except for the hiss of my skis slicing through snow. The sun, clouded and glum back in Spokane, shone bright on the winter backcountry tableau south of Lookout Pass on the Montana-Idaho border.
Despite the snow blanketing the region’s forests and valleys, spring is just around the corner. To a nature lover and photographer like myself, that means the swans are coming.
The Spokane County Master Gardner’s won the International Master Gardener Conference’s Search for Excellence Community Service Award.
Cris Currie has been president of Friends of Mount Spokane for more than 20 years. He knows the place backward and forward and has channeled that passion into a 247-page book: “Spokane’s History of Skiing: 1913 to 2018.”
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