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MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

Four-wheel drive enthusiasts were busted by Washington Fish and Wildlife police for illegally driving off road and mucking up the landscape on state Department of Natural Resources land. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Off-roaders busted for mucking up trails 

OFF-ROADING -- While turkey hunting on private timber company land last week I was appalled, again, at how many illigal ATV trails were pioneered by goons who think they have a right to have their way with someone else's property. Washington Fish and Wildlife police...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2012

SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

Officers from state and federal agencies conducted an emphasis patrol on public lands east of Colville. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Patrol issues tickets to ORVers in Colville area 

PUBLIC LANDS -- They had no trouble finding violations. A group of state and federal officers who conducted an ORV emphasis patrol recently on public lands east of Colville filed the following stats: 207 ORV/User Contacts 21 Citations (i.e. no helmets, road closure, fishing w/o...

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MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

4,000 miles of roads closed on Wallowa-Whitman forest 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Passenger cars, ATVs, dirt bikes and four-wheel-drive rigs will be prohibited on on nearly 4,000 miles of roads in northeastern Oregon's Wallowa-Whitman National Forest starting in June. The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest management plan, entered last week into the Federal Register -- prohibits...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2012

TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011

Colville National Forest South End Project, roads approved for motorized travel. (Colville National Forest)

Colville Forest OKs South End motor vehicle plan

PUBLIC LANDS -- Off-road vehicle riders have more routes for legally riding their ATVs and motorcycles on the Colville National Forest, according to a plan approved this month. Forest Supervisor Laura Jo West signed the South End Motor Vehicle Management Plan, which designates roads and...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011

Judge orders 6 Idaho forest trails closed to OHVs 

TRAILS -- A federal judge has decided to temporarily close down trail access to off-road vehicles in sections of the Salmon-Challis National Forest pending a review of the forest's travel plan, the Idaho Statesman reports. The order issued Tuesday follows a February ruling that the...

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Hunters will not be allowed to drive ATVs or other vehicles off established roads even on private land in 26 of Idaho's 78 hunting units this fall, an increase of 10 units from last year. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Wash vehicles to reduce spread of weeds

CONSERVATION -- Vehicles can pick up large numbers of seeds from weeds and other plants and spread them for miles, especially when the vehicles are driven off-trail and under wet conditions. This factor in the spread of noxious weeks is documented in a story in...

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011



MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Riverside State Park plans forest thinning

STATE PARKS -- Preliminary plans to thin some forest areas in Riverside State Park to reduce fire danger and the spread of bark beetle infestations will be presented at a public meeting tonight, 6 p.m., at the Shadle Park Public Library. Park officials say the...

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FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011

Weekend's outdoor schedule has much to do, learn

OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES -- The weekend is packed with outdoor activities and educational programs scheduled in this area. Click for details. SATURDAY Turnbull Wildlife Refuge community planting day and potluck Best in the West kayaking competition converges on Clark Fork River Families invited to paint Fish...

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

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