Stories tagged: public lands
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
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.
Fri., May 17, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 5, 2019, 6 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:59 p.m.
Here’s what the massive public-lands bill means for conservation, climate change in Washington state
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.
2018: The year outdoors
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
2018: Outdoor transitions
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 1:27 p.m.
A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it.
Sun., May 20, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
After 15 hours of near straight driving I was verging on the hallucinatory.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 3 p.m.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold two meeting in the Spokane-area to discuss long-term boundary and land classification options for the Lake Spokane area and Riverside State …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
A lot of ground was covered in the Great Outdoors in 2017, but no one accomplished a more skillful feat than rock-jock Alex Honnold.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of land revered for …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Dan Ashe, who rose from the ranks of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2011 to become its 16th director, finally got his chance to visit the Arctic National …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an order on Friday to expand hunting and fishing on federal land, saying it would improve wildlife management and conservation.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 4:44 a.m.
Just as Washington was flush with water this spring, hunters can expect a bounty of local ducks when seasons open this fall.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won’t seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
The Trump administration this spring ordered a review 27 national monuments declared by former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama under the 1906 Antiquities Act.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
The fight is about more than environmentalism versus fossil fuels. It’s about money versus money. And if that’s the case, why would fossil fuel interests win over ranching, farming and …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Washington state agencies are looking into simplifying the quagmire of cards, stickers or vehicle mirror-hanger documents required for recreating on local, state and federal lands and perhaps even private timber …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Seniors are snapping up so many lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month that some government agencies …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Approximately 2,500 people marched in Salt Lake City Thursday to show support for federal public lands in a departing salvo from the Outdoor industry.
Sun., July 16, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Congress passed legislation in December that will significantly ramp up the cost of a federal pass that gets citizens age 62 and older into federal recreation sites where entry fees …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
Removing bureaucratic obstacles to development on federal land can create jobs and offer hope to nearby communities, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday in hinting at long-term changes in store …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5 a.m.
A public meeting is scheduled this week on a South Hill group’s proposal to reopen a city easement at 44th and Scott to provide neighborhood public access to the bluff …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
A federal judge in Las Vegas is pushing back the trial date for Nevada rancher and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy, four of his sons and six other defendants until …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
The Oregon State Land Board on Tuesday ditched its plan to sell the Elliott State Forest, deciding to keep it in public hands and ordering the Department of State Lands …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Billijo Beck and her 10-year-old daughter Grace walked the dusty path between Challis Wild Horse Corral pens last week looking for an addition to their stables. There were 18 horses …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
State lawmakers have recommended $80 million for the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Programs, but the recently released House capital construction budget cuts what program directors say are important acquisition projects …