Editorial

Person biking on the Centennial Trail that runs alongside the Spokane River.

The Secret Is Out: Welcome to the Inland NW

More outdoor adventurers are moving here from other former outdoor Meccas. They can help make the Inland Northwest a better place to live for all of us.

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The author steelhead fishing on the Columbia River_Photo Jeff Holmes.

A Path Forward for Inland NW Salmon

A proposal for a Columbia Basin Fund could keep salmon from extinction in the Snake River basin, which includes pristine rivers in Idaho, NE Oregon and SE Wash.

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OTO Publisher Derrick Knowles enjoying winter sunshine.

Weathering the COVID Storm

Covid pandemic-associated economic and social disruptions have been a major source of struggle for many families and businesses, and Out There hasn’t been immune to the pandemic’s wrath either.

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Person overlooking a forested cliff while on a hike.

Winter Is Coming

Our small group of long-time friends arrived one-by-one at our remote, Idaho rendezvous spot. There was good food, cold beers, and socially-distanced catching up around the campfire late into the night. That was …

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An american flag flying on top of a mountain.

Public Land for The People

Across the Northwest, Native American tribes are designing, funding, and implementing programs that bring back wildlife and conserve their traditional lands and cultural heritage.

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A woman taking a selfie with three other men bike riders.

Great American Outdoors

The corona virus pandemic has few silver linings, but one that may be the most lasting and positive is the dramatic increase in the number of Americans who have been …

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A kid biking along a lake trail.

Trail Etiquette

Some of us have been struggling more than others with social distancing in the outdoors. Like that group walking side-by-side down the middle of the Centennial Trail that seem insulted by the …

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Speak Up for Salmon & Steelhead

Feds Fast Track Salmon Plan Public Comment Period Despite Pandemic  By Sam Mace, Save Our Wild Salmon’s Inland NW Director It’s not news that our …

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A side-shot of a mobile van bike repair shop.

Support Local Outdoor Recreation Businesses

With most of our local outdoor recreation-related businesses closed at least through the first week of April and potentially longer, you’ll have to make do …

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April 2020 Cover

Pandemic Perspective

Spending time outside in the coronavirus era is more important than ever, but what’s even more critical is doing it safely and responsibly. No matter …

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