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TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2011

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)

Today it's even more peaceful at Gypsy Peak 

HIKING -- Today is the first day of the annual late-summer closure of several roads leading to prime recreation areas in the Sullivan Lake Ranger District of the Colville National Forest. The closures were instituted in the 1980s to reduce human disturbance in prime grizzly...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011

Feds fund Northwest national forest colaborative groups

PUBLIC LANDS -- Colaborative groups from nine states -- including Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon -- garnered $22 million for national forest projects last week. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the funding for Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration projects that promote healthier, safer and more...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011


Trillium -- would this be a winnner in the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks hiker photo contest? (Deb Hunsicker)

Scotchman friends honor shutterbugs on hikes

HIKING -- The annual summer series of group hikes organized by the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will is giving participants something to focus on besides exploring potential wilderness areas in the Cabinet Mountains northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. Each volunteer-led hike has its...

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SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011

Second-graders from Skyway Elementary check out a Townsend’s warbler during a field trip with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service near Kingston, Idaho, on Tuesday. (Kathy Plonka)

Outdoor news trends from the past week

OUTDOORS TRENDS -- Compiled by Headwaters, here are a few of the past week's outdoors and environmental news stories to ponder while relaxing this weekend: USFWS study tracks lead's effect on songbirds in Idaho basin The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is studying the effects...

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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

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speak to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 7, 2011, after their meeting with President Obama regarding the budget and possible government shutdown.  (Associated Press)

Budget deal blocks Obama wilderness policy

WILDERNESS -- A fledgling plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection was one of the casualties of Friday's last-minute budget deal reached by Congressional leaders to keep the government afloat. Republican lawmakers had complained that...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

The skiing movie Signatures is featured in the World Tour from the Telluride Mountain Film Festival. (Michael Produc / Telluride Mountain Film Festival)

Telluride Mountain Film Fest coming to Moscow

WILDERNESS -- The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is bringing the Telluride Mountain Film Festival back to North Idaho on April 8, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 South Main St. in Moscow. The Telluride Mountainfilm Festival is a...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011

Idaho's specialty license plate benefiting trail work in the Selway and Frank Church wilderness areas debuted in February 2011. (Courtesy photo)

Idaho offers 'wilderness' license plate

CONSERVATION -- Idaho is offering several new specialty vehicle license plates this year, including one that benefits mountain biking programs and one to help manage Idaho's premier wilderness areas. The wildernes plate, sponsored by the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, benefits trail maintenance and wilderness stewardship...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

Bill would expand Alpine Lakes Wilderness 

WILDERNESS -- Members of Washington's congressional delegation are making another attempt to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the Cascades, according to a Seattle Times report. Republican Rep. Dave Reichert and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray reintroduced bills Thursday to expand the wilderness area by about...

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

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