Rich Landers

Rich Landers

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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Field reports: WATV lawsuit filed as forests open routes

ORV-ING – Six routes for wheeled ATVs (WATVs) were opened June 26 across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. However, on Thursday a lawsuit was filed seeking to bar street-ready all-terrain v...

Out & About: National forests hurdle language barrier

OUTSPOKEN – A pilot “on demand” phone interpretation service to enhance public service to non-native English speakers has been announced by the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service ...

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Recent Blog Posts

Yellowstone bison teaching lessons to tourists

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- Bison gored a woman and tossed a teenager into the air in Yellowstone National Park last week, the latest run-ins with the massive animals during tourist season in the popula...

Little Spokane River shuttle service starts Saturday 

WATERSPORTS – The Little Spokane River shuttle service for paddlers will resume this summer with an expanded season that starts on Saturday July 4 and runs Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Sept. ...

BLM closes seasonal vehicle access to Towell Falls

PUBLIC LANDS -- Hot, dry weather has forced land managers to impose restrictions on camping, burning and access throughout the Northwest, as we rounded up in a story in Thursday Outdoors. Since the...

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