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Outdoors blog archive for March 2016




MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016

A proposed steelhead license plate could become available to Washington motorists to raise funds for wild fish programs. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Steelhead license plate bill signed by Gov. Inslee 

FISHING -- Legislation has been approved that will help fund efforts to conserve wild steelhead populations in Washington through the sale of license plates featuring an image of the state’s iconic fish in the background. Senate Bill 6200, requested by the Washington Department of Fish…

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SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016


FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016

A spring rockslide blocks the Falls Point Road on the Clearwater-Nez Perce National Forest. (U.S. Forest Service)

Some roads washed out on Idaho Panhandle Forests

PUBLIC LANDS -- As reported earlier this month, people traveling into national forests should be prepared for the possibility of road blockages and washouts, especially in areas affected by 2015 wildfires. Idaho Panhandle National Forest officials in the Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint districts multiple roads...

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Two anglers in a small boat had Hog Canyon Lake all to themselves in late March. The winter fishing lake's fishing season closes on March 31. Access to the lake and shore is on land managed by the U .S. Bureau of Land Management west of Spokane south of Interstate 90 near Fishtrap Lake. (Rich Landers)

BLM seeks citizen advisors in Idaho, Washington 

PUBLIC LANDS – Nominations for citizen committees that advise the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues are being accepted by the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane districts through May 2. Five positions will be vacated this fall on the 15-member Resource Advisory Council...

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Seattle-area mountain biker Mire Levy rides a rugged, rocky portion of the Kettle Crest Trail toward Sherman Peak south of Sherman Pass.
 (Tim Banning)

Keep bikes out of wilderness, conservation groups say 13 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Mountain biking groups lobbying Congress to amend the Wilderness Act and allow bikes into designated wilderness areas have triggered a reaction from wilderness advocates. This week, 116 conservation organizations, including The Lands Council in Spokane, asked Congress to oppose attempts to weaken...

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A skier carves through new snow on March 23, 2016 at Silver Mountain Resort. (Alison Boggs / The Spokesman-Review)

Ski areas freshened with new snow

WINTERSPORTS -- Spring has arrived, and so has the fresh layers of snow skiers and riders expect in the mountains during March. Check out your favorite ski area; you may be pleasantly surprised. S-R staffer Alison Boggs "called in well" today so she could ride...

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