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In down-ballot statewide executive races, Democrat incumbents prevailed on Tuesday night.
In a debate for the commissioner of public lands position, candidates clashed over climate change, how best to balance land conservation and management, and wildfire prevention and fighting.
Climate change, potential over-regulation and preventing wildfires are among the top issues debated by six candidates competing to be Washington’s commissioner of public lands.
Officer Doug King with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police is ready for today’s “opener.”
Oil production from U.S.- managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, federal officials said Tuesday, as technological advances helped drive development in new areas and the Trump administration eases rules on the industry.
The most-read outdoor stories of 2019 presented chronologically:
Another year spent outside, or at least longing to be out there. From the good to the bad to the weird (hot takes on the salmon cannon, anyone?) The Spokesman-Review’s outdoors section brought you there.
The biggest and saddest outdoor story from 2019 was the death of Spokane climber Jess Roskelley.
From acts of endurance to committed volunteering, Spokane area recreationists, conservationists and adventures inspired in 2019.
Over 60 people crowded into a little log building at the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Friday night to hear Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz layout her plan to improve the state’s forest health.
The threat of wildfire declined in July with cloudy, wet weather, but that could all change in August, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz said Tuesday.
An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments in south-central Idaho that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in favor of non-native plants to increase forage for cattle and sheep. The ruling directs the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to set aside its final grazing decisions for about 80 square miles of allotments in Twin Falls County.
Students and members of the public can take a virtual field trip from the backyard to the backwoods of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem this fall through a program being offered online.
Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is ordering federal land managers to give more consideration to public access concerns when buying, selling or trading public land
A wide-ranging bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments has won congressional approval.
The U.S. Senate Tuesday approved a sprawling public-lands bill containing everything from a measure to give Seattle’s Nordic Museum a national designation to one that authorizes a multibillion-dollar Yakima Valley water project politicians here have coveted for years.
2018: The year outdoors
The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.
2018: Outdoor transitions
Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.