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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Easy Paddler: 6 choice flatwater trips near Spokane 

With summer temperatures soaring, the Spokane-area’s wealth of water routes are suddenly more attractive. Even less-active people who don’t own a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board can get the u...

Mountain goat ambassadors working on Scotchman Peak 

To prevent a repeat of last year’s trail closure, North Idaho volunteers are trying to help hikers understand the dangers and ethics of hanging out with the mountain goats on Scotchman Peak.

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Recent Blog Posts

West Nile Virus found in Lake Roosevelt mosquitoes

INSECTS -- Some mosquitoes in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area near Kettle Falls have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Washington Department of Health reports. The virus was conf...

Wyoming targets cougars to boost mule deer

PREDATORS -- A predator management project is hitting a few snags, according to National Geographic: Research-driven mountain lion management taking hold in Wyoming Since 2007, Wyoming has been agg...

Wildlife area in Grant County closed for feral pig removal

WILDLIFE -- An aerial effort to eliminate feral pigs is prompting a month-long partial closure of the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area in Grant County. Starting Friday, July 29, the Washington Departme...

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