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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

Volunteers needed to score recreation grant requests

OUTDOOR RECREATION -- The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is looking for nearly 70 volunteers to help determine how millions of dollars in state grants should be spent in Washington’s great outdoors. The volunteers will score grant applications submitted in two statewide programs: The...

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Making a point about hunters, birdwatchers and wetlands conservation. (Courtesy photo)

Hunters post a sign of the times 

CONSERVATION -- Behind the words on the sign is a tradition of hunters and anglers paying billions of dollars in license fees, federal duck stamp fees and excise taxes on their hunting and fishing equipment to fund wildlife conservation efforts. Most other recreation groups contribute...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2012

Author to read from Grizzly Manifesto at Gonzaga

WILDLIFE -- Canadian conservation author Jeff Gailus will read from his book “The Grizzly Manifesto” at Gonzaga University this week, sponsored by the university's Environmental Studies Speaker Series. The program will start at 7 p.m., Wednesday, (Feb. 22) in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. Gailus...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2012

Paul Fish, owner of Mountain Gear based in Spokane. (Courtesy photo)

Spokane's Mountain Gear easy on environment

CONSERVATION -- Backpacker magazine and SNEWS named Spokane-based Mountain Gear the Sustainable Retailer of the Year at the recent 2012 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. The annual award honors outdoor retailers that stand out as leaders for the industry and the communities...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012


FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011

Endangered species get stamp of approval

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Stamp your mail with a note of confidence in the Endangered Species Act by purchasing the recently introduced Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp, available at post offices. Although there's no similar tool for dedicating a few cents to this good cause when...

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011

FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2011

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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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