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Upgrade smooths way to remote Joseph Plains habitat

Access to a little-known and remote wildlife area in Idaho was recently upgraded via a partnership between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Off the Grid: Spiritual growth through scientific experimentation

Of all the ill-advised experiments one can undertake, switching to decaf is the absolute worst. I consider myself expert in matters of poorly-considered sacrifices in the name of science. I have fasted on everything from water to juice to air, ran “keto” marathons, and even spent a year living as a vegan. Clearly, my tolerance for suffering is high.

Rock climbers of color face a host of obstacles - this group is trying to change that

Five years ago, Gabrielle Dickerson, then a sophomore at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, lay awake in her sleeping bag on her first overnight climbing trip, enveloped by the woods of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve near Fayetteville, W.Va. Like many rock climbers in the D.C. area, she'd been drawn to the New, as outdoor enthusiasts call it - a five-hour road trip from Washington - because it offers 1,400 of the best climbing routes in the United States.

Francovich: In defense of ‘bad’ weather

“To enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.”

Reader photo: Water and they will come

Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.

Public meeting scheduled on planned rotenone treatments of Eastern Washington waters

State fishery managers will host an online public meeting in early June to discuss plans to treat two lakes and a stream in Eastern Washington with rotenone, a naturally occurring pesticide commonly used to remove undesirable and illegally stocked fish species from lakes and streams, according to a department news release.

Biden targets $2.8B for conservation, outdoor recreation

 The Biden administration on Thursday proposed funding for dozens of conservation and recreation projects across the country as it allocates $2.8 billion in grants and programs authorized by a landmark conservation law enacted last year.