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Outdoors blog archive for Feb. 27, 2017

MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017

Most wildfires across the nation are human-caused. (Associated Press)

84 percent of wildfires caused by humans, study finds

WILDFIRES -- A study analyzing wildfire records from 1992-2012 has found that humans started 84 percent of all wildfires nationwide. In northwestern states — including Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana — humans started about half of all wildfires, says University of Idaho researcher John Abatzoglou....

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Rock Creek, swollen with runoff, roars over Towell  Falls on the BLM's Escure Ranch area on Feb. 25, 2017 (Mike Miller)

Hiking: Scablands waterfalls roar with runoff

HIKING -- Snowmelt pouring off the scablands provided a treat for hikers exploring BLM's Escure Ranch in the Rock Creek Recreation area south of Sprague on Saturday. (See map.) Here's a report from Mike Miller: Towell Falls was in excellent shape Saturday, 25 February 2017....

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