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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9, 2013

MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

A trumpeter swan called Solo has frequented Turnbull Refuge for at least three decades. (Rajah Bose / FILE The Spokesman-Review)

Plan ahead for free entry to refuges Oct. 13

PUBLIC LANDS -- Federal land managers offer free entry to parks, forests, U.S. Bureau of Land management lands, refuges and other national interest lands where fees are charged on certain holidays scattered through the year. The next freebie is Oct.13 -- National Wildlife Refuge Day...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013

THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013

Shooters vandalized this outhouse at Hog Canyon Lake boat launch managed by BLM. (George Barlow)

Destructive shooters leave their mark 

PUBLIC LANDS -- After reading yesterday's blog post regarding the frustration of Idaho Panhandle National Forests officals over destructive shooting activity near Hayden Creek, reader George Barlow emailed me the photo above. No, it's not from Iraq. It shows the outhouse at the BLM's Hog...

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MONDAY, AUG. 19, 2013

On Aug. 30, 2012, birding buff Mike Miller was suprised and pleased to capture photos of a bull elk while hiking around the Oligher Ranch portion of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Telford Recreation Area. (Mike Miller)

Elk forced out of Turnbull finding new range

WILDLIFE -- As hunters are going out scouting for the upcoming big-game seasons, they aren't necessarily looking for elk in traditional places. For instance, the hunting seasons conducted the past two years inside the boundaries of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge have spurred more of the...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013

Sunset over Lake Coeur d'Alene's Wolf Lodge Bay from the Mineral Ridge hiking trail. (Linda Lantzy / Idaho Scenic Images)

BYOW for drinking to BLM sites at Lake CdA 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Drinking water systems are not operating at some popular Bureau of Land Management recreation areas on Lake Coeur d'Alene this summer, another victim of limited funding for federal agencies. If you are planning to take in the views along the Mineral Ridge...

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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Myles Heistad, left, and Scott Wolff hike the trail along the North Fork of Asotin Creek before buds have opened on trees and plants in the foothills of the Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington. (Rich Landers)

Plan ahead for free forest access on June 8

PUBLIC LANDS -- Federal land managers offer free entry to parks, forests, U.S. Bureau of Land management lands, refuges and other national interest lands where fees are charged on certain holidays scattered through the year. The next freebie is June 8, Great Outdoors Day, with...

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THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013


FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2013

BLM seeks hosts for North Idaho campgrounds

PUBLIC LANDS -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is looking for camp hosts for two campgrounds in its Coeur d’Alene District, in the Idaho Panhandle. Mica Bay Boaters Park, about 10 minutes south of Coeur d’Alene, is a boat-in recreation site that offers 15...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 2013

TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2013

TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

BLM names citizen advisors for CdA District

PUBLIC LANDS -- Six new members have been appointed to the Bureau of Land Management’s Coeur d’Alene District citizen-based Resource Advisory Council. The appointees will serve a three-year term and advise the BLM on public lands issues. “I want to welcome our new and reappointed...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

BLM Advisory Council meets Wednesday

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will hold a meeting on May 23 in Moses Lake focusing on the East Side and San Juan Resource Management Plan and the Forest Plan Revision for the Colville National Forest. The meeting will run...

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