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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Recent Stories

Drought, wildfires combine to impact region’s wildlife 

Are the region’s wildfires cooking wildlife? Generally no, wildlife biologists say. Rather than perish in the flames, critters are more likely to starve later if a harsh winter compounds the impact...

In brief: Wolves making comeback in California wilds 

The Oregon wolf, OR-7, first explored the landscape in California in 2011-2012 and now the first settlers have moved into Siskiyou County. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife released r...

September premier month for organized bike events

September is pure joy for a serious bicyclist. With a full season of in-the-saddle training, you’re ready for anything, champing at the bit to spin away more miles – and no month delivers so many o...

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Recent Blog Posts

Parker Ridge Fire expanding northwest of Bonners Ferry

WILDFIRES -- The Parker Ridge Fire in the Idaho Selkirks northwest of Bonners Ferry continues to slowly advance after being started by lightning on July 27, but forecast high winds could expand the...

Clearwater-Nez Perce fires total 80,000 acres, growing

WILDFIRES -- Numerous fires totalling 80,000 acres are burning across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, many of which are being grouped together and managed as complexes. Updates and notic...

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