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Outdoors blog archive for Sept. 2015

THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2015


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New supervisor named for Colville National Forest 

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Colville National Forest has a new supervisor hired from within the forest's ranks. Rodney Smoldon, currently the district ranger on the Colville's Three Rivers Ranger District, has been appointed by Jim Peña, the Pacific Northwest Region’s top Forester based in Portland.…

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A sage grouse is pictured near Fallon, Nev., in 2005. (Associated Press)

What's the big deal about sage grouse? 

THREATENED SPECIES -- It's a long story, but the Associated Press has made this attempt at a summary: By MEAD GRUVERAssociated Press LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story CHEYENNE, Wyo. The Interior Department said Tuesday it won't propose federal protections for...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2015

Map shows the 20,000-acre Grand Coulee Ranch and three phases the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has set for purchasing the Douglas County land. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Big Bend Wildlife Area land purchase approved

PUBLIC LANDS --The purchase of 9,123 acres in Douglas County to protect shrub-steppe habitat for wildlife and provide public access for outdoor recreation has been approved by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. The commission OKed the acquisition Friday during its meeting in Spokane. The…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2015

FRIDAY, SEPT. 18, 2015

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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