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

'Hucklebeary Epic' to test Mount Spokane mountain bikers

BICYCLING -- A new mountain biking event is bruin on Mount Spokane. The Mt. Spokane Hucklebeary Epic will debut Aug. 8 with three timed ride options of 20, 40 and 60 miles on routes in Mount Spokan...

New terms required to describe sockeye fishing this good

FISHING -- The sockeye and summer chinook fishing in the Brewster area of the Columbia River has been excellent. Depending on whether the river temperatures change, excellent could turn into phenom...

Deep-well irrigation dries up kid-fishing opportunities 

FISHING -- In recent weeks I've explored some of the fishing and hunting ramifications of water management in Washington, especially the unsustainable impacts of deep-well irrigation in central Was...

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