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Logging in to get out: Interactive online videos expose students to the great outdoors

Students and members of the public can take a virtual field trip from the backyard to the backwoods of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem this fall through a program being offered …


Ammi Midstokke: The garden optimist emerges from hibernation

I wasn’t always a good gardener. Based on my seed-to-actual-plant ratio, I likely never will be.


WDFW commission set to discuss wolves, hunting rule changes, suction dredging Friday

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will set 2019 hunting seasons, hear public input on suction dredging and review wolf population information starting Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Washington’s wolf population continues to grow; pack documented west of Cascades

Washington’s wolf population continued to grow in 2018, with a minimum of 126 wolves, 27 packs and 15 breeding pairs documented by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlilfe.


CdA Tribe, Fish and Game expanding gillnetting in southern Lake Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene Lake managers will aggressively target northern pike in the southern end of Lake Coeur d’Alene starting this month.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 4:08 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 4

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 4


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Reader photo: Just passing through

Buck Domitrovich took this photo of an American white pelican near Soap Lake, Washington, on Friday.


Colville Forest objection meeting scheduled for April 24-26

Individuals or groups who filed objections to the draft Colville National Forest Plan will have a chance to meet with officials April 24-26 in Colville.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Video captures father and son brutally kill a bear and her cubs

Nearly a year ago, a shirtless man and his father, also shirtless except for a black vest, stalked through the wilderness on Esther Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska. They …


State seeks input on proposed rules for fishing guides

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for public comments on proposed rules that would require fishing guides to report their activities.


Commercial video rules also apply to national forests

Last week, The Spokesman-Review reported that fishing guides on Lake Roosevelt have been


Alan Liere: When it comes to real life, who’s the turkey here?

Because of his fondness for sleeping in, my brother-in-law has never hunted turkeys.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 3:27 p.m.

Local fish biologist gets up-close look at tiny islands that house world’s albatross population

She landed at night, the plane touching down a thousand miles west of Hawaii, on a strip of land barely distinguishable from the heaving swells of the Pacific Ocean.


Supreme Court rules Park Service not valid on rivers in Alaska National Parks

The U.S. Supreme Court stated in a 9-0 ruling Tuesday that rivers that flow through National Parks in Alaska aren’t part of the park units and aren’t subject to National …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Geologists take on mysteries of volcanoes in Cascade Range

There are roughly 20 major volcanoes in the Cascade Range, and while scientists might know about them individually, they don’t know as much about why volcanoes in a chain might …


Paving projects impact Roosevelt

Beginning July 8, the Federal Highway Administration, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will be resurfacing and re-striping all National Park Service-managed asphalt surfaces within the boundaries of Lake …


Lake Roosevelt fishing guides forced to remove videos following policy change

Fishing guides on Lake Roosevelt have been forced to remove videos of their angling clients from YouTube and elsewhere online in the past months.


Bill Jennings: Don’t give up on winter yet

A friend of mine just returned from a mountain-hopping trip through the Colorado Rockies. He had quite an adventure and the skiing and riding there is of an epic scale. …


Colville Tribe stocking trout

The Colville Tribe’s Fish and Wildlife Department is stocking several popular northeastern Washington lakes.


Research ties lake trout to changes in Yellowstone ecosystem

The precipitous decline of Yellowstone Lake’s cutthroat trout population during the past 30 years following the illegal introduction of nonnative lake trout has had impacts on everything from zooplankton and …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 28

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 28


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

Reader photo: Paddling into spring

With spring runoff starting to fill the Spokane River, kayakers take to the waterways. Melanie Williams took this photo of a group of kayakers west of Barker Road at the …


Charlie Craven in Spokane for fly-tying clinic

Charlie Craven, fly-tying editor for Fly Fisherman magazine, will be in Spokane to conduct a fly-tying clinic, 2-4 p.m. on April 10.


The Spokesman-Review, Get Lit! to host outdoor writing contest, craft class

Get Lit!, Spokane’s springtime literary festival (April 22-28), will feature several events focusing on outdoor or environmental writing.


March trip of the month: For climbers looking for sun, Vantage a good option

For climbers itching to get outside, early April can be a maddening time.


Lake Pend Oreille State of the Lake meeting set

Idaho Fish and Game staff will share updates on the Lake Pend Oreille fishery and activities planned for 2019 at the annual State of the Lake public meeting on April …


Canoe and Kayak club annual meeting Monday

The Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club’s annual trip planning meeting is Monday.


Human-powered ethos driving rapid growth of uphill skiing

On any given winter morning at Mount Spokane, you’re likely to see a handful of headlamps picking woven up the snowy slopes of Spokane’s namesake mountain.


Mount Spokane hour change making it harder for morning skiers

Morning skiers knocking out a lap or two on Mount Spokane before work will find it hard to make their 9 a.m. meetings next season.


Outdoor writer gets to bottom line of disastrous Exxon supertanker oil spill

Dawn detergent has been my brand of choice for dishwashing since 1989, when The Spokesman-Review flew me to Alaska to report on the environmental havoc caused by the Exxon Valdez …