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THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014

Columbia Mountain Lookout is looking much more handsome since it was restored.

Colville Forest hosts NatureWatch hikes, tours

FORESTS – Hikes and other free activities are being organized by the Colville National Forest this summer to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Here's the lineup of NatureWatch events: July 12: Hike the 3-mile round-trip route to...

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TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014

Holly Weiler and Ed Bowers of the Spokane Mountaineers hike down off Little Snowy Top Mountain during a day-long trek on the 20-mile Salmo Loop in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness. In the background is Crowell Ridge and Gypsy Peak, highest point in Eastern Washington.  (Rich Landers)

Films celebrate 50 years of wilderness Thursday 

PUBLIC LANDS – A free mini-film festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act is traveling through the Inland Northwest this summer. The beauty, history and adventure of wilderness areas, the highest level of protection offered for America’s public lands, is featured in 10...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014

A Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map published in June 2014.

New map published for Cabinet Mountains Wilderness

PUBLIC LANDS -- A new Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map, highlighting about 80 trails, has been published by conservation groups celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. “The last Forest Service wilderness map, published in 1992, is out of print and almost impossible to find,”...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

Holly Weiler and Ed Bowers of the Spokane Mountaineers hike down off Little Snowy Top Mountain during a day-long trek on the 20-mile Salmo Loop in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness. In the background is Crowell Ridge and Gypsy Peak, highest point in Eastern Washington.  (Rich Landers)

Film fest celebrates 50 years of wilderness

PUBLIC LANDS – A free mini-film festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act is traveling through the Inland Northwest this summer. The beauty, history and adventure of wilderness areas, the highest level of protection offered for America’s public lands, is featured in 10...

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MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014

A geocache.

BLM seeks ban on geocaches in wilderness 

PUBLIC LANDS -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is trying to get geocaches removed from wilderness and environmentally sensitive areas in Central Oregon. Geocaches are the containers at the end of high-tech treasure hunts undertaken by hobbyists. They use GPS devices or smartphones to...

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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014


THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

Penstamen blooms on the rocks on a ridge in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness overlooking Watch Lake and Gypsy Peak, the highest mountain in Eastern Washington. (Rich Landers)

GU students go wild in Salmo-Priest film

WILDERNESS –An short film about the 43,348-acre Salmo-Priest Wilderness produced by the Friends of the Salmo-Priest will be shown with another film in a free event on Wednesday April 30, 7 p.m., at the Gonzaga University Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. The friends group, led by...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014

Owyhee River canyons.

BLM seeks artist in residence for Idaho wilderness

WILDERNESS -- Here's a wild opportunity for professional artists looking for immersion in a canyonland wilderness landscape: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Idaho will host two week-long Artists-in-Residence, one for the Bruneau-Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness and the other for the Owyhee River Wilderness. Southwestern...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

Arrowleaf balsamroot brightens the Wenaha River Trail into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness near Troy, Ore. (Paul Knowles)

Wenaha River trail in full bloom for hikers

BACKPACKING -- This has been a perfect week to backpack the Wenaha River trail into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. Here's what Paul Knowles, Spokane County Parks planner, had to say after returning from a weekend trek into the area Went down to the Wenaha this weekend....

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THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014

SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014

Students in the University of Idaho’s first Semester in the Wild program take a class in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. (Associated Press)

UI writers signing up for Semester in the Wild

WILDERNESS -- Enrollment is open for University of Idaho students up for spending a semester living and learning in Idaho’s beautiful and rugged mountains through the College of Natural Resource’s Semester in the Wild. What better way for a college writer to celebrate the 50th...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

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